The library selects titles for preservation because of their cultural and historic importance to the American soundscape. The titles have to be at least 10 years old.
By Associated Press
This year’s inductees into the National Film Registry include a record number of female directors and filmmakers of color as well as a new crop of movies ranging from a silent short film thriller, classic musicals and an acclaimed Batman…
By Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press
Harjo is the second poet laureate to serve this many terms in a row since the current duties of the position were established 77 years ago.
By Joshua Barajas
Amid dual national crises of a pandemic and outrage over racism and police brutality, books provide opportunities both to learn more and to find distraction from reality. Jeffrey Brown talks to writer Jason Reynolds, the Library of Congress’ ambassador for…
By Jeffrey Brown, Anne Azzi Davenport
The films, chosen in consultation with the National Film Preservation Board and library specialists, also include Spike Lee's 1986 “She's Gotta Have It," the 1959 Disney classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the Disney-produced “Old Yeller” from 1957.
By Amna Nawaz, Leah Nagy
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 Melissa Levine, The Conversation
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 Elizabeth Flock
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 Joshua Barajas
Bennett is the ninth recipient, following past honorees like Smokey Robinson, Willie Nelson, Carole King, among others.
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