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Daliyah Marie Arana was named “librarian for the day" by the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.

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.

"As a descendant of people who were denied the right to read, to now have the opportunity to serve and lead the institution that is the national symbol of knowledge, is a historic moment," Carla Hayden said at her swearing-in ceremony.

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Dr. Carla Hayden as the Librarian of Congress. If confirmed Dr. Hayden would be the first woman and first African-American to serve in the post, as mentioned in a press release issued by the White House Office of the Press Secretary. President Obama issued a […]

One of the best albums ever, The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, is part of the Library of Congress’ class of 2014 albums and songs that…

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…

W.E.B. Du Bois and collaborators put on an exhibition on the state of black American life for the 1900 Paris Exposition. According to reports, the exhibit consisted…

BALTIMORE — The Library of Congress has selected Spike Lee’s 1992 biopic about Malcolm X and a 1959 film dramatization of a discussion between blacks and whites about jazz are among the images that will be preserved as part of its National Film Registry. The 25 films selected this year include “Malcolm X,” which starred […]