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    Juneteenth

    Mr. Callahan talked about the book Juneteenth, written by Ralph Waldo Ellison. The book is based on manuscripts from Ellison and Mr. Callhan edited the raw manuscripts to create a more coherent work.…

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    Tournament of Shadows

    The authors talked about their book, Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and Race for Empire in Central Asia (A Cornelia and Michael Bessie Book), published by Counterpoint Press. The…

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    Walt Whitman: The Song of Himself

    Mr. Loving talked about his new book on American poet Walt Whitman. He discussed how his research for the book affected his own thoughts on race and politics.

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    Young People's Poetry Readings

    In a presentation on children’s poetry, fifth grade students each read two original poems. They were followed by adult poets who talked about children’s poetry and read their own poems.

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    Library of Congress

    James Billington talked about the importance of books in our lives. Various speakers spoke about the different rooms in the Library of Congress and the many interesting materials found in…

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