Author Archives: Barbara Monroe

New Civil Rights Digital Library

The University of Georgia’s new Civil Rights Digital Library provides organized access to the resources of nearly 100 digital collections to provide a single source for online civil rights research.

The excellent interface allows browsing (Events, People, Places, Topics, Collections) and searching of the collections. There are articles, photographs, legal and government documents, moving images, posters, broadsides and other sources (see the complete list of media types).  The collections of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland, the Tarlton Law Library at the University of Texas, Yale Law School, and the Virginia Center for Digital History Information at U.Va. are just a few of those included (click here to see more).

Happy D.C. Emancipation Day!

On April 16, 1862, eight months before the Emancipation Proclamation, President Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Emancipation Act and ended slavery in the District.

The D.C. Government celebrates Emancipation Day today with a series of events including lectures, performances and a parade.

You can read more about Emancipation Day in First Freed: Washington, D.C. in the Emancipation Era which is available on the 5th floor of Williams Library.

Washington and Lee School of Law to Replace 3rd Year Classes with Experiential Curriculum

Washington and Lee University School of Law has announced plans to revise its 3rd year curriculum. Instead of traditional academic classes, the new program will be “comprised of law practice simulation, real-client experiences, the development of professionalism, and development of law practice skills.” Read more at the The New Third Year.

What is it REALLY doing outside?

The Washington Post has a new weather blog, the Capital Weather Gang which "provides the most insightful and entertaining weather coverage available for the metropolitan Washington, D.C. region."  The blog team consists of a group of meteorologists, forecasters, photographers & columnists who write their own forecasts, including the what and why, and tell you what to expect for specific events and locations of interest.