What an amazing performance by the Pine Forge Academy Choir today in the Great Hall! The Daniel A.P. Murray African American Cultural Association and the Music Division hosted a #blackhistorymonth celebration of spirituals and gospel music in American history featuring this group of vocally diverse, talented, and dedicated youth who transported listeners through time with their spirituals, gospels, anthems, and classical repertoire. @official_pfa #choir
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Happy snowy #friday, everyone! If the winter blues have you down, it’s a great day for an indoor adventure with a good book! #librarylove
Celebrating the life and legacy of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. #inmemoriam#mlk
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New online! The Library of Congress has acquired and made available online for the first time the Omar Ibn Said Collection, which includes the only known surviving slave narrative written in Arabic in the United States. In 1831, Omar Ibn Said, a wealthy and highly educated man who was captured in West Africa and brought to the United States as a slave, wrote a 15-page autobiography describing his experiences. Discover the collection online at LOC.gov (link in bio). #americanhistory#preservation
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101 years ago today, the U.S. House of Representatives first passed a constitutional amendment for women’s voting rights. This year, we’ll explore the history of women’s suffrage in the new exhibition, “Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote.” Learn more at loc.gov (link in bio). #libraryofcongress#suffrage
Photo of the Week: Battle of the Bulge Association @usarmy veterans gathered Monday in the Great Hall of the Library’s Jefferson Building for an event marking the battle’s 74th anniversary. While at the Library, they visited the offices of the Veterans History Project and viewed a special display of battle-related collection items prepared for them. Pictured here are battle veterans A. Wayne Field (from left) of the 6th Armored Division; Alvin Sussman of the 106th Infantry Division; George Krakosky of the 29th Infantry Division; and Eliot Annable of the 106th Infantry Division; accompanied by World War II @usnavy veteran Francis ...
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and our tree is shining brightly in the Great Hall, adorned with books of course! Happy Holidays!🎄📚 #librarylove#washingtondc
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Our #natfilmregistry celebrates its 30th anniversary today! Timeless musical “My Fair Lady” (1964) this year joins 24 other films worthy of preservation, including “Cinderella,” “The Shining,” and “Jurassic Park.” See the full list at loc.gov (link in bio).
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Warm greetings from the Library of Congress on this last night of #hanukkah. (Design drawing for stained-glass menorah, J&R Lamb Studios)
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Remembering & honoring President George H.W. Bush on this national day of mourning.
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Happy #thanksgiving, everyone! Here's President Theodore Roosevelt signing his 1902 Thanksgiving Proclamation act.
We’re saddened to learn of the passing of 13th Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, who led the Library for nearly 30 years and left an indelible legacy. "He will be remembered as a visionary leader, distinguished academic and, most of all, a great American,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. "On behalf of the Library of Congress staff and its many users, we salute this great public servant. My prayers and thoughts are with his wife Marjorie and his family. We offer our heartfelt condolences and support especially on this Thanksgiving holiday."
We’re marking the 155th anniversary of the #gettysburgaddress with a special one-day display of the Nicolay copy of the speech handwritten by Abraham Lincoln, and the #letterstolincoln crowdsourcing transcribe-a-thon with local students and online friends! See the display in the Great Hall until 4:30 today, or find out how to get involved in the transcription project at crowd.loc.gov.