The following guest post was written by Barbara Bair, curator of literature, culture and the arts in the Library’s Manuscript Division for the Library of Congress.
On June 19, 1865, Logan Stroud, one of the largest slave-owners in east Texas, walked to the front porch of his plantation home, which he called Pleasant Retreat.
It’s Halloween in Harlem, sometime in the 1970s. Five children stand in a shadowed doorway: Mickey Mouse and a little monster pose at the top of the steps, while Superman is already on the move toward the next house.
The Library of Congress National Book Festival will expand to include a yearlong series of events – to be known as National Book Festival Presents – leading off with Harlem resident Neil Patrick Harris.
The Library of Congress has acquired and made available online the Omar Ibn Said Collection, which includes the only known surviving slave narrative written in Arabic in the United States.
The Library of Congress announced today that it has acquired the original manuscripts documenting the work of composer, arranger and pianist Billy Strayhorn.
The Rosa Parks Collection at the Library of Congress has been digitized and is now online. The collection, which contains approximately 7,500 manuscripts and 2,500 photographs, is on loan to the Library for 10 years from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.
Royal Hurlburt Weller, July 2, 1881 – March 1, 1929, was a Harlem Assembly and Congressional representative from Harlem, New York.
As COVID-19’s Omicron variant continues to impact nearly every aspect of American life, small restaurant operators are headed back to Capitol Hill to ask for financial help.
As part of the Library’s Black History Month offerings, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem presents Georgia on My Mind: Black Politicians in Congress.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that NYC Census 2020, the City’s first-of-its-kind census outreach and engagement campaign.
Shirley Anita Chisholm (née St. Hill; November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) was an American politician, educator, and author.
Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, Senator Marisol Alcantara, and Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa issue their support for the proposal to construct a new Inwood library with 100% affordable housing included in the project.
The New York Public Library and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that the Library has decided to adopt a new name for Harlem’s 115th Street Library.
Ydanis Rodriguez would like to let you know about a great opportunity to mold the future for our treasured Inwood Library.