In honor of African American History Month, join editors Michal Raz-Russo and John F. Callahan as they discuss their new book Ralph Ellison: Photographer with Prints and Photographs Division reference librarian Melissa Lindberg and Manuscript Division historian Barbara Bair.
Join us on November 30 for a “Live! at the Library” commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of home rule in Washington, D.C., with a panel discussion on the legacy of home rule moderated by Kojo Nnamdi and featuring journalist Tom Sherwood; The Drum and Spear Bookstore co-founder, Eyes on the Prize documentarian and civil rights activist Judy Richardson; and historians G. Derek Musgrove and Kyla Sommers. A performance by the D.C. Go-Go band Mambo Sauce will follow the panel discussion.
Join the Manuscript Division for a discussion of 1920s America with Nathan Masters at noon, August 23, as he discusses his new book: Crooked: The Roaring Twenties Tales of a Corrupt Attorney General, a Crusading Senator, and the Birth of the American Political Scandal.
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This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam. The Manuscript Division recently joined an event with veterans and Gold Star families that became more about listening than telling, and offered powerful insights about national healing and the power of conversation in a shared space.
Join historian Georgetown University history professor and author, Mike Amezcua at noon (EDT) on Monday, June 26, as he discusses his new book, Making Mexican Chicago. The book explores the role Mexican Chicagoans, notably moderates and conservatives within the community, played in housing, politics, community development and urban culture while also highlighting their contributions to the larger conservative movement.
Join historians Meg McAleer and Josh Levy at noon (EDT) on Thursday, May 11, as they discuss founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud’s narrow escape from Nazi-controlled Vienna with Andrew Nagorski, author of the new book Saving Freud: The Rescuers Who Brought Him to Freedom.
This past February, U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) held his fifth Annual Dominicans on the Hill event featuring items from the Manuscript Division attesting to the Dominican Republic’s complex history with the United States.