HW Pick: Rosa Parks Papers to Reside at Library of Congress

rosa_parks_archiveThe Library of Congress will be the new home of the Rosa Parks Collection, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced today. The collection will be at the Library on a 10-year loan from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. Continue Reading →

Our Lady of Lourdes School, Harlem, 1914

the building with the statue is the Our Lady of Lourdes School at 468 West 143rd Street in New York circa 1914A statue stands in the center with American flags waving on each side a top of the Our Lady of Lourdes School at 468 West 143rd Street in Harlem, NY, in 1914. Continue Reading →

Congressman Rangel Wins “Trailblazers” award

rangel receives awardsCongressman Charles B. Rangel was honored at the Congressional Black Associates (CBA) annual “Tribute to our Trailblazers” award ceremony on Wednesday, July 30, 3014, with the CBA Legacy Award for being one of two remaining founders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).  Continue Reading →

Library Acquires Harlemites And Others Oral History Collection

mayaangelouThe Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, announced today the donation of a video archive of thousands of hours of interviews—The HistoryMakers—that captures the life, history and culture from Harlem to Hollywood as well as the struggles and achievements of the black experience. Continue Reading →