Omar Ibn Said was 37 years old when he was taken from his West African home and transported to Charleston, South Carolina, as a slave in the 1800s. Now, his one-of-a-kind autobiographical manuscript has been translated from its original Arabic…
By Amna Nawaz, Leah Nagy
Catalog data are a library's most important map to knowledge. What does it mean that the Library of Congress just released 25 million records to the public?…
By Melissa Levine, The Conversation
Last week, the Library of Congress selected Tracy K. Smith as the new U.S. Poet Laureate. Here, Smith shares the poetry she recommends reading right now.
By Elizabeth Flock
Bennett is the ninth recipient, following past honorees like Smokey Robinson, Willie Nelson, Carole King, among others.
By Joshua Barajas
By Larisa Epatko
Tracy K. Smith, the nation’s newest poet laureate, says writing is not just about expressing emotion but of the choices you make when putting words on the page. She reads two of her poems here.
By Joshua Barajas
As the Library of Congress celebrates disco for the first time, we asked music historian Bill Brewster to spotlight five revolutionary disco tracks.
By PBS NewsHour
It's the Library of Congress' tribute to significant sound recordings. Each year, 25 pieces of audio are selected to be inducted into the National Recording Registry. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden walks us through this year’s selections, from a 1888…
Recordings reflecting America’s diverse soundscape, from New York’s Polo Grounds, all the way to Compton, California, are included in this year’s inductions into the National Recording Registry.
The Library of Congress honored Smokey Robinson in a tribute concert, awarding the soul legend with the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. PBS stations nationwide will air the event tomorrow, Feb. 10, 2017. Check your local listings. Smokey Robinson was…
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