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Library of Congress Jefferson Building to Reopen
Culture
Library of Congress Jefferson Building to Reopen
2021-06-30 13:50:02
by Dan McCue

The Library of Congress will reopen the doors of the Thomas Jefferson Building to the public with timed entry passes beginning on July 15, the library announced Thursday. The free passes will be available three days a week, and will... Read More

Library of Congress Awarded $15 Million Grant for Multiyear Cultural Initiative
Culture
Library of Congress Awarded $15 Million Grant for Multiyear Cultural Initiative
2021-01-29 15:05:15
by Sara Wilkerson

The Library of Congress has announced a new multiyear initiative called “Of the People: Widening the Path” in an effort to connect more deeply with Black, Hispanic, Indigenous and other minority communities by expanding its collections, using technology to enable... Read More

Black History Instruction Gets New Emphasis in Many States
Education
Black History Instruction Gets New Emphasis in Many States

Through his high school years in Orlando in the 1990s, Florida state Sen. Randolph Bracy never heard a word about a massacre seven decades earlier that took place on Election Day just 15 minutes away in Ocoee. Only later did... Read More

This Rural Minnesota Town Swelled With Immigrants. But Will Census Count Them?
Census
This Rural Minnesota Town Swelled With Immigrants. But Will Census Count Them?

MILAN, Minn. — The October chill hit Gabriel Elias like a truck when he reached the airport parking lot in Minneapolis. He recalls surveying the cold, unfamiliar landscape. The trees looked near death. As his uncle drove nearly three hours... Read More

House Votes to Approve the Creation of a National Latino Museum
Congress
House Votes to Approve the Creation of a National Latino Museum
2020-07-27 20:52:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House on Monday voted to approve legislation that would create a national Latino museum on the National Mall. The initiative, which had widespread bipartisan support, passed unanimously Monday morning by a voice vote. If the measure passes... Read More

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