Virgilio S. Almario discussed what Filipino culture means and what Philippine society values, cherishes and protects.Click here to watch the video.
The Library celebrated World Penguin Day with professional penguin counter Ron Naveen, Lilly the African black-footed penguin and Lilly's handler, Amy Eveleth.Click here to watch the video.
Through its Library of Congress Literacy Awards, the Library celebrates literacy organizations and the dedicated people who, through passion and hard work, bring education and literacy to an unprecedented number of people around the globe.Click here to watch the video.
John Szwed and Stephen Winick discuss Jelly Roll Morton and his work in Washington, D.C., including new information about Morton found at the Library of Congress.Click here to watch the video.
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress convened a symposium that brought together respected scholars to explore the intricate encounters of Africans, Europeans and native people during this significant period in America's history. In 1619, a Dutch ship with about 20 Africans on board entered a port at the English colony of Jamestown, Virginia. This event is known as the arrival of the first recorded Africans to English North America. Their historic arrival, however, marked the beginning of a trend in colonial America, in which the people of Africa were taken from their motherland and consigned to lifelong slavery.Click here to watch the video.