National Hispanic Heritage Month, which takes place from September 15 to October 15 every year, is a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive histories of the American Latino community. Hispanic influences are tightly knit in the fabric of American life—think music, food, art, cinema, politics, literature, and so much more.
Citizen DJ invites students to make hip-hop music using the free-to-use audio and video collections from the Library of Congress. By embedding these materials in hip-hop music, listeners will discover items in the library’s vast collections that they likely would never have known existed.
The US National Parks are the embodiment of a concept emerging from 19th-century democratic ideas to preserve the magnificent natural wonders of the land, making them available in perpetuity. Studying the national parks helps to illuminate these ideas and illustrate dimensions of US politics, economics, and society that resonate today.
As America’s national institution for promoting, interpreting, and celebrating women’s history, the National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) is ensuring that women and girls’ unique voices and experiences are not left out of the telling of the COVID-19 story. To this end, NWHM has launched the Women Writing History: A Coronavirus Journaling Project.
On August 26, 2020, the National Women’s History Museum will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with a full day of programming that will include two virtual“Determined to Rise”: Women’s Historical Activism for Equal Rights panel discussion events.