This year is potentially a big one for the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collecction thanks to the confluence of major anniversaries celebrating two important historical events in Mexico’s history.
2010 marks the bicentennial of Mexican Independence and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution, and we’ve been working with Dr. Miguel Soto (National Autonomous University of Mexico) to build an exhibit – Frente a Frente: The Mexican People in Independence and Revolution, 1810–1910, which will add to the other myriad celebrations going on around campus. Continue reading
We do our best to keep apprised of the activities of our partners, and we recently noticed this item about the election of a new chair to head the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
WASHINGTON – The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) Board of Directors has elected Rep. Donald M. Payne of New Jersey as board chairman. Rep. Payne succeeds former chair Rep. Kendrick B. Meek who resigned from the Board to focus attention on his campaign for U.S. Senator. Continue reading
It seems to have been long in coming, this foray into the world of weblogs. We’ve been so busy bringing the Libraries into an era in which currents are dictated by technological advance, that there never seemed to be time to discuss the factors behind the decisions that are being made. So we now have a space in which that dialogue can occur. Continue reading