March 21, 2019

Today in History: James Weldon Johnson

Today in History–June 17–the Library of Congress features James Weldon Johnson, born on this day in 1871. Johnson went on to become a poet, songwriter, diplomat, and chief organizer for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Find out more about this multi-talented man by visiting the Today in History section and then clicking the links below. Song recordings lyrics by James Weldon Johnson Sheet music lyrics by James Weldon Johnson James Weldon Johnson image … [Read more...]

Today in History: Battle of Bunker Hill

Today in History–June 17–the Library of Congress features the Battle of Bunker Hill, which was fought on this day in 1775 in Boston, Massachusetts. Find out more in the Today in History section and through the links below. Battle of Bunker Hill maps Battle of Bunker Hill images Battle of Bunker Hill sheet music Bunker Hill (song recording) Battle of Bunker Hill books & texts Revolutionary War primary source collections & teaching resources City Spotlight: … [Read more...]