This is a guest post by Joshua Kueh, Southeast Asian Reference Librarian at the Asian Division of the Library of Congress. On Saturday, December 3, 2022, the Library of Congress will host an evening with 2021 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Maria Ressa. A journalist with extensive experience in Asia, Maria Ressa is acclaimed for holding […]
Below is an excerpt of a guest post on the Library’s Of the People blog comprised of notes, observations, and an interview by Sami Haggood (Project Assistant Director) with Phanat Xanamane (Project Director) on their project, the Louisiana Lao New Year Archive, as part of a blog series featuring the 2022 awardees of the AFC’s Community […]
Congresswoman Patsy Mink's resolve to defeat gender-based discrimination and fight for women's educational equality encouraged the success of Title IX, which was passed fifty years ago today.
Congresswoman Patsy Mink’s resolve to defeat gender-based discrimination and fight for women’s educational equality encouraged the success of Title IX, which was passed fifty years ago today.
We're continuing the Homegrown Plus Premiere series with Chao Tian, a master of the yangqin, or Chinese hammered dulcimer, as well as a sound designer and visual artist. For her concert, Chao Tian is joined by Tom Teasley, a multidimensional percussionist, performer, and composer. As is usual for the series, this blog post includes an embedded concert video, an interview video, and a set of related links to explore!
The following is part 2 of a guest post by Alexander Salopek, a collection development specialist in the Collection Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. He previously wrote posts on Marriage Equality in the U.S. and Miranda and the Rights of Suspects. This post is a continuation of Fred Korematsu’s Drive for Justice. […]
The following is a guest post from Meg Metcalf, a reference librarian in the Main Reading Room, currently on detail in the Serial and Government Publications Division. “Margaret Jessie Chung has Aspirations,” the Los Angeles Herald headline read on October 10, 1905. Margaret was a 16-year-old, first-generation Chinese American who was teaching English in the […]
The following is a guest post by Alexander Salopek, a collection development specialist in the Collection Services Division of the Law Library of Congress. He previously wrote posts on Marriage Equality in the U.S. and Miranda and the Rights of Suspects. Fred Korematsu was born in 1919 as the third son of four boys. His […]
Long subject to discriminatory immigration policies and violence, being Asian American in the United States has always been marked by incongruence and difficulty made clear in the correspondence between Viet D. Dinh and New York Times journalist Anthony Lewis.
Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) was a Chinese-born American physicist who worked on the covert Manhattan Project developing the first nuclear weapons for the U.S. during WWII and later conducted a landmark experiment that established her as one of the premier experimental physicists in history.