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African American History Month: Home

A guide to information and resources on African American History Month.

Black History Month


"Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history."

Origin of African American History Month

Reference Books

Library Databases

African American History: Then and Now

Muntz Library is featuring a poster display of African American History. These posters were part of Dr. Koster's History of African Americans class contest for outstanding research and design under the theme of African American History: Then and Now. Congratulations to our very own Administrative Assistant, Tamara Brown, for winning this contest! Thank you Dr. Koster and students for these edifying works!

Books on Display

These items are on display on the 2nd floor of the library. To check one out, please see the Reference or Circulation Desk.

Subject Guide

April Stiles