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The Library of Congress Wants Our Help

AUGUST 9, 2022 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Cheryl D. Fields The Library of Congress Wants Our Help A couple of weeks ago, I visited the Library of Congress. I hadn’t been there since before former President Obama appointed Carla Diane Hayden Librarian of Congress in 2016. The library was as stunning as

Are Documentaries an Art Form?

JULY 27 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz Are Documentaries an Art Form? A few years ago, I was sitting in my office watching a rough cut of Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro. There was well over an hour of footage, but I had allotted myself only 20 minutes, because