June 26, 2022

Primary Source Spotlight: Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison historical newspaper coverage Harlem (as described by Leo Gurley) in interview by Ralph Ellison June 14, 1939 Ralph Ellison Invisible Man 1952 Book Cover with curator's note Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man draft pages and portrait with curator's note Ralph Ellison, Reading from a Novel in Progress Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature March 28, 1983 Ralph Ellison, The Art of Fiction Paris Review Issue 8, Spring 1955 Library blog posts & articles Banned Books … [Read more...]

Today in History: Juneteenth

Today in History–June 19–TPS-Barat features Juneteenth. On this date in 1865, Major General Gordon Granger issued General Order No. 3 in Galveston, Texas, informing the slaves of the Emancipation Proclamation, issued two and a half years earlier by President Abraham Lincoln. Although Juneteenth was informally celebrated each year since 1865, it wasn't until June 3, 1979, that Texas became the first state to proclaim it an official state holiday. Today more than 40 officially recognize … [Read more...]