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 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.
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.
Join historian Ryan Reft and senior archives specialist Connie Cartledge at noon on Thursday, March 23, as they discuss the intersection of mid-century politics, anti-communism, and Manuscript Division collections with Matthew Dallek, author of the new book Birchers: How the John Birch Society Radicalized the American Right.
World War I had a wide ranging impact on Europe and the United States particularly in the management of news, information, and propaganda. Join the Library of Congress Manuscript Division and author John M. Hamilton on November 10 at 12 noon for a discussion of the Committee on Public Information (CPI) and its influence on civil liberties, news gathering, and the issuance of propaganda in the United States and abroad.