Library Of Congress: Ralph Ellison’s “Juneteenth”

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.

Library Of Congress Acquires Nearly 100,000 Images By Harlem Photographer Shawn Walker

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 Continue Reading →

Only Known Surviving Muslim American Slave Autobiography Goes Online At The Library Of Congress

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.

HW Pick: The Rosa Parks Collection At The Library Of Congress

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 Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Schomburg Virtual Exhibition, Black Politicians In Congress

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.


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