Black History at Library of Congress, a Wealth of Resources

February 20, 2011

While browsing through the LOC website my attention was drawn to the striking artwork sponsored by the Works Progress Administration, the program Roosevelt put forth in 1935 to encourage employment after the Depression. This exhibit features some Chicago based artists. I accessed this wealth of information by visiting the LOC website and exploring until I found the WPA link (I would encourage you to investigate other links in the African American Mosaic Exhibit, as well). It can be a little overwhelming, but if you have a few minutes (or a few hours!), you will be rewarded with fascinating documents, photos, and glimpses into American history through the African American lens.

Shira S.

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