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An Actor, a Singer, a Writer, a Director: The Library of Congress Remembers Adam Wade

Posted by: Laura Jenemann

Last month, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Adam Wade.  While his name may not be top-of-mind, his career is certainly one to be celebrated. Wade was a singer, musician, actor, and the first Black American to host a nationally-televised game show. The Library of Congress National Audio-Video Conservation Center hosts a …

Mary McLeod Bethune, latter portrait, seated at desk. Papers in background. Bethune holds pen and is seen writing on notepad, looks outward.

From Our Collection: Celebrating Mary McLeod Bethune

Posted by: Stacie Seifrit-Griffin

As the great Mary McLeod Bethune gets her own statue at the US Capitol, the Library's own Stacie Seifrit-Griffin examines her life and legacy via the Library's audio-video collections.

Tuning in the March on Washington

Posted by: Matthew Barton

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech has been seen and heard countless times since he gave it on August 28, 1963 at the climax of the March on Washington, and a review of the radio coverage of it, including the prelude and aftermath can bring us closer to the whole experience of that day in its many parts, and maybe even to grasp the feelings of the marchers themselves.