The Ed Sullivan Show’s YouTube Channel Spotlights Jazz Greats From Harlem To Harare

The Ed Sullivan Shows official YouTube channel continues to feature full segments from across the entertainment spectrum, focusing on jazz appreciation throughout April 2021. Continue Reading →


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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 →


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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 is already on the move toward the next house. Continue Reading →


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HW Pick: Historical Newspapers Edited By Frederick Douglass Now Online

Newspapers edited by Frederick Douglass, who escaped slavery in 1838 and became a voice for abolitionists as a journalist, orator, and author, have been digitized and are now available online from the Library of Congress. Continue Reading →


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Library Of Congress Acquires Archive Of Harlem’s Billy “Take the ‘A’ Train” Strayhorn

The Library of Congress announced today that it has acquired the original manuscripts documenting the work of composer, arranger and pianist Billy Strayhorn. Continue Reading →


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“Live At The Apollo,” James Brown And Famous Flames In Harlem, NY 1962 (Full Video)

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Live at the Apollo is a live with James Brown and the Famous Flames, recorded in 1962 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, and released Live at the Apollo album in 1963. Continue Reading →


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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 →


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