September 20, 2018

Today in History: County and State Fairs

Today in History–August 22–the Library of Congress features county and state fairs, many of which are held around this date. County and state fairs feature entertainment as well as showcase the agricultural industry and rural lifestyles. Learn more by reviewing the Today in History section, then click the links below to access primary sources & more.County and State Fairs from America's LibraryCounty fair imagesA rube couple at a county fair 1904 filmCounty fair audio … [Read more...]

Today in History: County & State Fairs

Today in History–August 22–the Library of Congress features county and state fairs, many of which are held in late summer and early fall. The earliest fairs, such as the great Aztec fair that Spanish conquistadors found on the present-day site of Mexico City, provided opportunities for people to demonstrate their skills and crafts, exchange ideas, and barter for goods. Today, they provide these same opportunities as well as pure entertainment. Find out more by visiting … [Read more...]

Today in History: Mexican Americans & United Farm Workers of America

Today in History–August 22–the Library of Congress features the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), later renamed the United Farm Workers of America (UFW), which was formed on this day in 1966. Under the leadership of founders Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta, the UFW won many concessions for disenfranchised  Mexican-American farmworkers. Find out more by reading the Today in History section, then clicking the links below.Cesar Chavez stories from America's … [Read more...]