The Librarian of Congress: Why Representation Matters

February 12, 2020

The Librarian of Congress: Why Representation Matters

In this episode, Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden talks with host Suzanne McCabe about the importance of representation for young readers. Dr. Hayden is the first woman and first African American to serve as head of the Library of Congress, the world’s largest library. She also discusses the Library’s Rosa Parks exhibition, which sheds new light on the civil rights icon’s story and offers an intimate portrait rarely seen in history books.

Additional Resources:

Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words exhibit features rarely seen materials that offer an intimate view of iconic civil rights activist Rosa Parks.

Special thanks:

Music composed by Lucas Elliot Eberl

Produced and edited by Bridget Benjamin

Associate produced by Mackenzie Cutruzzula

Sound mix and recording by Daniel Jordan

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