(AGENPARL) – gio 02 luglio 2020 *Celebrating Independence Day
Carla D. Hayden, Librarian of Congress
I hope that you are doing well. As we enter into July, it is hard to believe the many changes and challenges weve had to face in our world in just the past few months. The upcoming July 4th holiday is another reminder of the ways weve all had to adjust and rework communal celebrations and gatherings in the age of COVID-19.
Many of you have celebrated birthdays and graduations virtually, and have come up with creative ways to stay in touch with family and friends from a distance. The Library of Congress is no different, and we continue to adapt to stay connected with you even as our doors remain closed. This is especially important as we strive to offer a safe place to have difficult conversations about the challenges facing our nation today with regard to race, inequality and social justice.
To that end, below you will find information on some of our upcoming virtual events including todays conversation with *new Kluge Prize winner, Danielle Allen*, who will take on the hard questions about democracy and public life. Our online series, Hear You, Hear Me: Conversations on Race in America, also continues this month.
You can also learn more about the major collections work we are undertaking to document the pandemic in an informative new blog post, How Will We Remember COVID-19?
And, as we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, it must be noted that the Library of Congress is home to the original rough draft of the Declaration of Independence. It is one of the institutions top treasures. View it online here, https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/tr00.html [ https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/tr00.html#obj1&loclr=ealn ], and discover other resources related to our nations independence below.
Have a safe holiday weekend.
Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress
Image of the signing of the Declaration of Independence
“[Detail] Currier & Ives print showing the signing of the Declaration of Independence.”
loc.gov/resource/pga.08583/ [ https://www.loc.gov/resource/pga.08583/?loclr=ealn ]
American Treasures of the Library of Congress: Declaration of Independence
loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/tr00.html [ https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/tr00.html#obj1&loclr=ealn ]
Declaration of Independence: Primary Documents in American History
guides.loc.gov/declaration-of-independence [ https://guides.loc.gov/declaration-of-independence?loclr=ealn ]
American Revolution: A Resource Guide
guides.loc.gov/american-revolution [ https://guides.loc.gov/american-revolution?loclr=ealn ]
Thomas Jefferson Papers Collection
loc.gov/collections/thomas-jefferson-papers/about-this-collection/ [ https://www.loc.gov/collections/thomas-jefferson-papers/about-this-collection/?loclr=ealn ]
Information on Danielle Allen event
*TODAY: Kluge Prize Winner Danielle Allen
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced last week that Danielle Allen, director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and the James Bryant Conant University Professor at Harvard University, will receive the 2020 John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity. Allen will work with the Library to share her expertise on justice, citizenship and democracy with a wide audience.
*Today at 7 p.m. ET* join Allen and Kluge Center Director John Haskell for a virtual event: Danielle Allen Takes on the Hard Questions about Democracy and Public Life. This presentation will premiere with closed captions on both the Library’s Facebook page [ https://www.facebook.com/libraryofcongress ] and the Library’s YouTube site [ https://www.youtube.com/user/LibraryOfCongress ] and be available afterwards on the Library’s video page [ https://www.loc.gov/collections/event-videos/?loclr=ealn ].
Kluge Prize Announcement: loc.gov/item/prn-20-043/ [ https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-20-043/?loclr=ealn ]
*Homegrown at Home Concert Series*
The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress is presenting traditional music and dance from a variety of folk cultures thriving in the United States and around the world in a new online concert series each Wednesday through September. Tune in to Homegrown at Home *Wednesdays at noon ET* on the American Folklife Center Facebook page [ https://www.facebook.com/pg/americanfolklifecenter/videos/ ], and replay performances anytime on the Library of Congress YouTube channel [ https://www.youtube.com/loc/ ] and on the Library’s video page [ https://www.loc.gov/collections/event-videos/?loclr=ealn ].
Series info & schedule: loc.gov/item/prn-20-045/ [ https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-20-045/?loclr=ealn ]