The conversation about freedom has continued to be integrally connected to the conversation about race.
Following the assassination of Rev. Dr Martin Luther King, JR. On the night of April 4th, 1968, the United States experienced rioting in over 100 cities.
In the canadian context the rise in popularity of the postcard coincided with a period of major political, social and technological change.
Every year, tens of thousands of novelists, historians, journalism students or people curious about their family tree make the pilgrimage to one of the oldest and largest newspaper archives in the world.
The exchange was a perfect example of the way Caribbean history is part and parcel of the events and meanings that make up our present lives here in the UK.
At the moment I am devoting much of my time in the preparation of an exhibition scheduled for may 2010 in the gallery of the folio society of the british library on the independence of latin american countries.
I received notification of a conference on Haiti and it caused me to think about our holdings from the country.
I came across a piece in the north shore news last week on the edward curtis project.
A letter from Peter Zheutlin leads to yet another chain of thoughts.
The healthcare debate in the US is, of course, not just about access to doctors and treatments, but also about how the U.S. sees itself.
Last night I had the pleasure of attending the latest ‘Poet in the City’ event, Island Voices.
Who would disagree with Jack Kerouac’s assessment of the Swiss-born American photographer, who died at the age of 94 on 9th September.
n the midst of the very sad news that author Toni Morrison passed away on 5 August 2019, aged 88 years old, we shine a light on one of Morrison’s many items held in the Library’s collection: the beautiful, ‘Five Poems’ – a fine press book with illustrations by Kara Walker.
Something else became apparent, that the agency, influence and continuing significance of islands in and around the Pacific Ocean is often undervalued.
It turns out there really is a celebratory day for everything (yes, we’re still enjoying yesterday’s International Cat Day moment), and 9 August is no exception. Happy Book Lovers Day!
While many may be captivated by the US political scene today (and its constant evolution), I recently lost myself in over 60 years of American electoral history while working on a new donation to the Library.