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The Library of Congress recently announced that Lionel Richie will receive the national library’s Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He will be bestowed the prize at an all-star tribute in Washington, D.C., on March 9.

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The first African-American and woman becomes Library of Congress' new chief executive. She's widely praised for promoting technology at libraries in low-income neighborhoods.

  In February, President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Dr. Carla D. Hayden as the next Librarian of Congress. If confirmed, Dr. Hayden will become the first African-American and woman to head one of the oldest federal institutions in the nation. Hayden, a native of Tallahassee, Fla., is a graduate of Chicago’s Roosevelt University. At […]


Each year, the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board selects 25 titles to be entered into its registry, and this year Lauryn Hill’s groundbreaking…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, reflected later on how it felt to be treated less than equal and once feistily wrote of how tired she was of being “pushed around” — parts of her history long hidden away. Beginning Wednesday at the Library of […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of items from the civil rights figure Rosa Parks that were long kept hidden away in a warehouse will have a new home at the Library of Congress for the next 10 years. Library officials announced Tuesday night that Howard Buffett, the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, is loaning the […]