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. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ella Baker, A Great Woman Behind A Great Movement 1903-1986 (Video)

Ella Josephine Baker, December 13, 1903 – December 13, 1986, was an African-American civil right and human rights activist. She was a largely behind-the-scenes organizer whose career spanned more than five decades. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Pauli Murray, The First Black Woman To Be Ordained As An Episcopal Priest

Anna Pauline “Pauli” Murray, 1910–1985, was an American civil rights activist, women’s rights activist, lawyer, Episcopal priest, and author. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Hubert H. Harrison’s Historical Papers Now Online At Columbia University

The papers of one of Harlem’s brilliant, influential writer, orator, educator, critic, and political activist Hubert H. Harrison during the early decades of the 20th century is now available online at Columbia Unversity in Harlem. Continue Reading →

“Trauma Day” At Touro College Of Osteopathic Medicine From Harlem To Hollis

Against the backdrop of sirens blaring from a YouTube video showing emergency vehicles stuck in a New York City traffic jam, about 50 high school students in an after school program at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. Continue Reading →

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

rosaparksThe 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. Continue Reading →