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Jamaica’s Ambassador to the United States, Anthony Johnson, will deliver the first inaugural lecture entitled, ‘The History of Jamaican Education’, on Tuesday, April 21, at the Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C.
The lecture series will be presented by Diplomats in Washington, under the auspices of the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress.
In an interview with JIS News, Ambassador Johnson revealed that the lecture series resulted from discussions with Head of the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, Dr. Joan Higbee, for that institution to impart more information about various countries.
“The Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress found that the Diplomats were a tremendous source of knowledge and that we needed to be involved in the academic life of Washington, not just the social and diplomatic activities,” the Ambassador said.
Mr. Johnson said he was part of a drive to improve the relationship between the Commonwealth Caribbean and the Library of Congress as well as to expand the Caribbean’s collection of literature in the library.
Two months ago he presented the library with eight of 10 books he has authored.
The Library of Congress is the United States’ oldest cultural institution and serves as the research arm of the US Congress. It is also the largest library in the world with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collection, with its mission being to make its resources available and useful to Congress and the people.

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