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Jul 20, 2012

America Ya Hilwa

On July 14, 1916, Lebanese-American composer and pianist Alexander Maalouf wrote Letter to the Editor of The New York Times, announcing a new national anthem that he composed called “For Thee, America.” You can listen to more of his songs on our website or at the Library of Congress. 

Jul 20, 2012

Calling on FDR

In September 1928, Mr. Michael Norman Mansour of Goldsboro, North Carolina, the owner Mansour’s Department Store (later called Hub Department Store) received two letters while in New York City on business from Franklin Delano Roosevelt urging him to support New York Governor Alfred  Emanuel Smith in his race for Presidency.  Having been a long supporter… 

Jul 19, 2012

Cedars in the Pines: The Lebanese in North Carolina

Thank you all for your support during the premiere our full-length documentary, Cedars in the Pines: The Lebanese in North Carolina at the North Carolina Museum of History. Directed by Danica Cullinan and co-produced by Cullinan and Neal Hutcheson of the North Carolina Language and Life Project with Caroline Muglia as archivist and researcher, over 700 people… 

Jul 12, 2012

Project Update

We are full swing into our summer schedule. We are working on our new website set to be released by September 2012. This site will act as a digital library containing all the photographs, documents, documentary clips and oral histories generously contributed by the Lebanese community. Visitors to the website will be able to browse…