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NEW ONLINE: We have just made available newspapers edited by Frederick Douglass , the African American abolitionist who escaped slavery and became one of the most famous orators, authors & journalists of the 19th century. MORE:
NEWS: @LibnOfCongress Carla Hayden today appointed Joy Harjo as the 23rd U.S. Poet Laureate, the first Native American to serve in the position. "Words are powerful & can make change when understanding appears impossible."
A hilarious, in-your-face, bawdy-yet-provocative look at two sardonic young slacker store clerks, "Clerks" (1994), the debut from director @ThatKevinSmith (and Silent Bob in the film), was added today to the National Film Registry#NatFilmRegistry