May 18, 2004

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The Electronic Embassy Web site will turn nine years old on May 1, 2004. When the site was launched, only two of Washington's foreign embassies were on the Web. Now, most of the embassies have homes on the Internet to complement their addresses on Embassy Row. is the U.S. Government's Official Web Portal. It's the official U.S. gateway to all government information. On, you can search more than 186 million web pages from federal and state governments, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories.
Special Tip: To use Google to search for government information, go to

Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories provides the opportunity to listen to former slaves describe their lives. These interviews, conducted between 1932 and 1975, capture the recollections of twenty-three identifiable people born between 1823 and the early 1860s and known to have been former slaves. Several of the people interviewed were centenarians, the oldest being 130 (!) at the time of the interview.
There are more recollections of all kinds at the Library of Congress' American Memory web page.

A Title VI-funded project, the Portal to Asian Internet Resources (PAIR) offers scholars, students and the interested public more than six thousand professionally selected, cataloged and annotated online resources.

Geographical area covered by Portal to Asian Internet Resources (PAIR) Posted by Hello

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