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Experiencing War: Stories from the Veteran's History Project

This companion to the Library of Congress exhibition Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of WWI features additional collection materials including “Arguing Over War and Over Here.” 

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Jazz Appreciation Month 2017: Ella Fitzgerald and Women in Jazz

Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) was created by the National Museum of American History back in 2002 to celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz. Each year the museum picks a major musician to commemorate. This year honors Ella Fitzgerald, who would have turned 100 this month, and JAM programs will shine a spotlight on women in jazz.

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National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage month. What better way to celebrate it than to sample the culture and explore the history of some groups within the 4.3 million people who identify themselves as Native American in the United States?

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Jazz Appreciation Month 2016: Benny Carter and Democracy

Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) was created by the National Museum of American History in 2002 to celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz. Each year the museum picks a major musician to commemorate.

  • Lesson 3: Hopi Traditional Dance and Song

    Created November 18, 2015
    Language of place: Hopi planting corn

    An exploration of the symbolism and imagery of corn and environment as manifested in Hopi song and traditional dances. Students analyze examples of historical and contemporary Hopi song and examine images of Hopi dance in order to expand cultural awareness.

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    Afropop Worldwide — PRI

    This PRI series explores the vast variety of music that has African roots or influences, including Francophone nations as well as many Caribbean and Latin American countries. The series includes webcasts.

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    Jazz Appreciation Month: JAM 2015

    Celebrate the unique cultural expression that is jazz! JAM 2015 honors composer and pianist Billy Strayhorn.

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    Songs of America

    A new digital resource from the Library of Congress explores American history through song: with maps, recordings, videos, curator talks, a timeline, and more!

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    Seventeen Moments in Soviet History

    Seventeen Moments in Soviet History contains a rich archive of texts, images, maps, and audio and video materials from the Soviet era (1917–1991). The materials are arranged by year and by subject, are fully searchable, and are translated into English. Students, educators, and scholars will find materials about Soviet propaganda, politics, economics, society, crime, literature, art, dissidents, and hundreds of other topics.