It's our birthday!🎉 Today in 1934, FDR signed the National Archives Act, establishing @USNatArchives as an independent agency and creating the National Historical Publications Commission. Learn more about our history! @FDRLibrary

Watch & listen to poet & musician Joy Harjo discuss the importance of poetry, her Native American heritage & her new role as U.S. Poet Laureate:

On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans were notified of their freedom in Galveston Bay, Texas, where 1863's Emancipation Proclamation was largely unenforced. @NMAAHC on #Juneteenth, celebrated as the end of U.S. chattel slavery: #APeoplesJourney

Librarian of Congress Names Joy Harjo the Nation's 23rd Poet Laureate | Harjo is the First Native American to Serve as U.S. Poet Laureate and Is a Member of the Muscogee Creek Nations -

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