This is Black History Month in the U.S. A dance school in the nation's capital has been making history for more than 75 years with its commitment to high-quality dance training. The school, which started at a time when African-American dancers had few opportunities to study classical ballet, is thriving. VOA's June Soh introduces us to Jones-Haywood Dance School in Washington. Carol Pearson narrates.
The Librarian of Congress wants to upgrade its technology to make the eclectic mix of materials from books and photos to sheet music and baseball cards - available to people around the world. Carla Hayden became the new director of the world's largest library five months ago, becoming the first woman and the first African-American to hold the job. VOA's Deborah Block tells us more about the professional librarian and her plans to improve the prestigious national library in Washington, D.C.