September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. It was first celebrated in 1966. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally. Celebrations take place around the world.
Some 775 million adults lack minimum literacy skills; one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women; 60.7 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out. Read More || Edit || Quote by me.
For our final post as part of the DPLA-Imgur Summer of Archives collaboration—tear!—we pulled together a hodgepodge of historical GIFs. Enjoy! All films courtesy the US National Archives and Records Administration.
To view the rest of the GIFs in our final installment, visit http://imgur.com/a/5sJIW.
For a look at the entire Summer of Archives series, check out our Imgur page, or read the series recap over on the Imgur blog.
Image credits (clockwise, beginning top-left)
- “Sports for All" (no date listed). Courtesy the US National Archives and Records Administration.
- “B-58A Escape Capsule, Chimp and Man Ejections" (1962). Courtesy the US National Archives and Records Administration.
- “The Alaskan Earthquake, 1964" (1966). Courtesy the US National Archives and Records Administration.
- “Flak" (ca. 1942). Courtesy the US National Archives and Records Administration.
Fall D&D schedule is ready!
"When trouble strikes, head to the library. You will either be able to solve the problem, or simply have something to read as the world crashes down around you."