Events at the Library of Congress

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Gallery Talk: More to the Movement Wednesday
    February 19, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
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    The passage of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920 did not guarantee full voting rights for all women—women of color especially had additional struggles ahead. Exhibition curator Elizabeth Novara will discuss contributions of women of color in the suffrage movement and ways in which the Library’s collections can be mined creatively to bring their stories to light. Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)
  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Early Black Authors of the American Musical Wednesday
    February 19, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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    This second of a two-part lecture sequence by Ben West, creator of the new documentary musical series The Show Time! Trilogy, offers an exciting account of the American musical’s early African American authors. In the first three decades of the 20th century, against a backdrop of segregation, social discord, and rampant racism, emerged such seminal figures as Duke Ellington, Bert Williams, and Bob Cole. Pickford Theater (LM-302)

Saturday, February 22, 2020

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Alban Berg in the Library's Collections Saturday
    February 22, 2020
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
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    1925. The year that Concerts from the Library of Congress was founded and also the year that Alban Berg’s Wozzeck was first performed. The significance of Wozzeck lies in its success in connecting with its audience and delivering social messages in a most striking and contemporary manner. Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    The AACM and American Experimental Music Wednesday
    February 26, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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    Composer, trombonist, educator and historian George Lewis speaks about his sweeping account of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, and the impact of this organization on his own work over the years. Montpelier Room (LM-619)

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

  • Event | lectures and symposia
    Jazz and Gender Justice Wednesday
    May 13, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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    Terri Lyne Carrington is a three-time Grammy-winning drummer, composer, Berklee College of Music professor, and founder and artistic director of the Jazz and Gender Justice Institute. She comes to the Library of Congress to talk about gender equality in the jazz world. Whittall Pavilion (LJ-G45E)