December 22, 2014

World Spotlight: Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Ethiopia country profile Ethiopia country study Ethiopia primary source set from the World Digital Library Ethiopia maps Ethiopia images Books about Ethiopia Ethiopia historical newspaper coverage Articles & other texts Ethiopian Emperors and Slavery (In Custodias Legis blog post, January 31, 2012) Abolition of Slavery in Ethiopia (In Custodias Legis blog post, February 14, 2012) Through the lands of King of Kings : Ethiopia and Abyssinia (1928 lecture … [Read more...]

Today in History: Columbia University

Columbia University and Hudson River

Today in History–July 17–the Library of Congress features Columbia University, first opened as King's College in New York on this day in 1754. There were quite a few influential men among its first students and trustees, including Gouverneur Morris, a primary author of the Constitution; Alexander Hamilton, Federalist Paper author and the nation's first Secretary of the Treasury; and John Jay, the nation's first Chief Justice and also an author of the Federalist Papers. Learn more about this … [Read more...]

Today in History: Elizabeth Palmer Peabody & Kindergarten

The Kindergarten interior c1876

Today in History–May 16–the Library of Congress features educator Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, born on this day in 1856. Peabody opened the first English-language kindergarten in the United States in 1860. Learn more about this teacher, writer, and prominent figure in the Transcendental movement by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access primary sources related to kindergarten. Kindergarten Historians: Primary Sources in an Early Elementary Classroom Teaching … [Read more...]

Featured Image: President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union Address

President Obama's 2012 State of the Union Address

Image powered by Wordle™: View image online at Wordle.net Text: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/01/25/remarks-president-state-union-address … [Read more...]

Today in History: The Alcotts

Orchard House, Concord, home of the Alcotts

Today in History–November 29–the Library of Congress features the Alcott family. The family patriarch, educator Amos Bronson Alcott was born on this date in 1799. His second of four daughters, author Louisa May Alcott was born in 1832, also on November 29. Learn more about both father and daughter as well as other Alcott family members by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more Alcott sources. Books & articles about the Alcotts Alcott … [Read more...]

Today in History: Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Terrell.

Today in History–September 23–the Library of Congress features Mary Church Terrell, born on this day in 1863. One of the first African American women to graduate from college, Terrell worked as an educator, political activist, and first president of the National Association of Colored Women. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links below. Mary Church Terrell primary source set Mary Church Terrell image set Mary Church Terrell historical newspaper … [Read more...]