As part of the the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Bridging Cultures initiative, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle” will encourage communities across the country to revisit the history of civil rights in the United States and to reflect on the ideals of freedom and equality that have helped bridge deep racial and cultural divides in American life.
Dr. Kambiz GhaneaBassiri presents “Celebrating Muslim Journeys at Portland State University: A Collection of Resources about the Muslim World” at Portland State University Library.
“Ink runs from the corners of my mouth. There is no happiness like mine. I have been eating poetry.”—Mark Strand
Editor’s Note: This week we’ll be highlighting Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys programs at two academic libraries. Awarded to more than 950 humanities councils and public, academic, and community college libraries, the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf is a collection of books, films, and other resources chosen with a view to familiarizing the American public with Islam and the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world.
On April 16, 2013, the fiftieth anniversary of the day that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began writing his Letter from Birmingham Jail, the Birmingham (Ala.) Public Library will sponsor a program titled Letter from Birmingham Jail: A Worldwide Celebration.
Because 2013 marks the middle of the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War, programming on this topic is particularly relevant, so this month we’re highlighting Peru (Ill.) Public Library for its full day of programs about what medicine was like during this period. In partnership with the Canal Corridor Association and LaSalle Public Library, the library played host to the 17th Corps Field Hospital.