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Watch these videos just added to the Library of Congress website.? Patsy Takemoto Mink: First Woman of Color in CongressIn honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, Judy Tzu-Chun Wu and Gwendolyn Mink join us to discuss their new biography of Congresswoman Mink, "Fierce and Fearless: Patsy Takemoto Mink, First Woman of Color in Congress".PamyuaThe American Folklife Center presents the ensemble Pamyua, who performs traditional Inuit (Yup'ik) drum-songs from Alaska with a distinct and unique American sound.Conversation with Pamyua? The Fires of PhiladelphiaAuthor Zachary M. Schrag discusses his book "The Fires of Philadelphia: Citizen Soldiers, Nativists, and the 1844 Riots Over the Soul of a Nation."Live! at the Library: Honoring Memorial DayBob Regan is a Grammy nominated, Dove Award nominated, and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame nominated songwriter from Nashville, TN. In 2012, Regan founded Operation Song, a non-profit with the mission to "empower veterans, active-duty military, and their families to tell their stories through the process of songwriting." To date, over 1100 songs have been written in the program with veterans of WWII to Afghanistan.A Conversation with Abdulrazak Gurnah, Nobel Prize winner in Literature 2021Tune in for a conversation with Abdulrazak Gurnah, Tanzanian-born novelist and academic, and also the Nobel Prize winner in Literature 2021. The Conversations with African Poets and Writers series presents interviews with current African diaspora writers committed to the literature of continental and diasporic Africa and readings from their written works.
Watch these videos just added to the Library of Congress website.? Chao Tian & Tom TeasleyTom and Chao formed the musical duo Dong Xi ("East and West") in 2018. They use improvisation to create an effective musical dialogue between East and West, and are dedicated to bridging the gap between China and the United States with music. They received the 2019 Washington Area Music Award (Wammie) for Best World Music Group and were nominated for Outstanding Sound Design at the 2020 Helen Hayes Award.Conversation with Chao Tian, Chinese Dulcimer MasterNew Findings in the Wanda Landowska and Denise Restout PapersWanda Landowska waited until the bombs were in close range before she fled her home outside of Paris on June 10, 1940, leaving behind her rare musical instruments and most of her vast music library, all of which were confiscated by the Nazi Sonderstab Musik.? Behind the Books: A Day in the Life at the Library of Congress with Dani ThurberBehind the Books is a video series dedicated to providing a snapshot of the experience of members at the Library of Congress. Here, we have Dani Thurber sharing her experience as a Reference Librarian in the Hispanic Reading Room.Behind the Books: A Day in the Life at the Library of Congress with Elmer EusmanBehind the Books is a video series dedicated to providing a snapshot of the experience of members at the Library of Congress. In this video, Elmer Eusman shares his experience as a Chief of the Conservation Division.Behind the Books: A Day in the Life at the Library of Congress with Angela KinneyBehind the Books is a video series dedicated to providing a snapshot of the experience of members at the Library of Congress. In this video, Angela Kinney shares her experience as a Chief of the African, Latin American, & Western European Division.2022 Kluge Prize AnnouncementHistorian George Chauncey will receive the 2022 John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. Chauncey is the DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University, a position he has held since 2017, and he directs the Columbia Research Institute on the Global History of Sexualities.