Celebrating the 40th anniversary of a book that is ranked sixth on our top 40 'Books that Shaped America' list.

“Roots” – Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of an African-American Saga | Library of Congress Blog

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Learn about Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s second-term project, “Wordstreet Champions and Brave Builders of the Dream,” as he works alongside 30 freshmen English teachers throughout the Chicago Public School (CPS) district to reimagine how poetry is taught in the classroom.

Wordstreet Champions and Brave Builders of the Dream | From the Catbird Seat: Poetry & Literature at the Library of Congress

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Rich online treasures: World War I poster art told stories & compelled public action.

About this Collection - Posters: World War I Posters

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#AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth featured item: Happy Birthday to the first black soloist to perform at The White House, Marian Anderson.

[Portrait of Marian Anderson]

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Here's Jerry Pinkney the importance of literacy. #PromoteLiteracy by nominating a group for the Library of Congress Literacy Awards! [ Read.gov Link ]
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Today in History: Congress passes act establishing Grand Canyon National Park, 1919. #otd #tih

Today in History - February 26

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar addresses the importance of literacy. #PromoteLiteracy by nominating a group for the Library of Congress Literacy Awards! [ Read.gov Link ]
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Margo Jefferson addresses the importance of literacy. #PromoteLiteracy by nominating a group for the Library of Congress Literacy Awards! [ Read.gov Link ]
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Daliyah Arana, our 5-year old Librarian for a Day, is still making headlines:

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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ICYMI: Happy Birthday W.E.B. Du Bois. We honor your life and work with our Rare Book of the Month.

Rare Book of the Month: W.E.B. Du Bois’ Brownies | Library of Congress Blog

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Access Granted: "The Sigmund Freud Archives has now opened all materials in the Sigmund Freud Papers allowable under the current copyright law and consistent with medical confidentiality and donor restrictions."

Freud Collection: The Opening of the Eissler Interviews | Library of Congress Blog

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In 1919, the latest skincare fashion was Radium, known for its "vitalizing energy." But don't try this today! Read more in our historical newspaper archives:

"Radium and Beauty"

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Happy Early Birthday --- This Rare Book of the Month goes to W.E.B. Du Bois’ Brownies. Enjoy our new Pinterest 'Brownie' board.

The Brownies’ Book (1920-1921)

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Today in History: President George Washington is born, 1732. #otd #tih

Today in History - February 22

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Today in History: President Richard Nixon arrives in People's Republic of China, 1972. #otd #tih

Today in History - February 21

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Today in History: Charleston, S.C., surrenders to Union forces during the Civil War, 1865. #otd #tih

Today in History - February 18

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Rich online treasures: maps tell the story of World War I battles & campaigns. #ww1

Military Battles and Campaigns, 1910 to 1919

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#AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth featured item: Turn the pages of one of the most pre-eminent writers of 20th century African-American literature, Zora Neale Hurston.

List of Digitized Plays - Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress

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Conservator Arthur Page performs an infrared inspection of an 1815 Ludwig van Beethoven portrait by Johann Christoph Heckel while reframing the painting. (Photo by Shawn Miller)

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