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

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Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present - Paul Finkelman (Editor)
Call Number: E185 .E5453 2009
ISBN: 9780195167795
Publication Date: 2009-02-02
Available in Reference on the 2nd floor.



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Library Databases

  • ARTstor
    Information on ARTstor's collection of African American artwork and collections in honor of Black History Month.
  • Black Studies in Video
    Alexander Street Press's award-winning black studies portfolio, containing seminal documentaries, interviews, archival footage and more. Available for free through February.

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.

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A Matter of Justice - David A. Nichols
Call Number: E836 .N53 2008
ISBN: 9781416541516
Publication Date: 2008-09-23

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African-American Activism Before the Civil War - Patrick Rael (Editor)
Call Number: E185.18 .A37 2008
ISBN: 9780415957267
Publication Date: 2008-03-31

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Barack Obama and African Diasporas - Paul Tiyambe Zeleza
Call Number: DT16.5 .Z45 2009
ISBN: 9780821418963
Publication Date: 2009-12-08

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Black Scholars on the Line - Jonathan Scott Holloway (Editor); Ben Keppel (Editor)
Call Number: E185.86 .B535 2007
ISBN: 9780268030797
Publication Date: 2007-06-01

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Freedom by Any Means - Betty DeRamus
Call Number: E450 .D473 2009
ISBN: 9781416551102
Publication Date: 2009-02-03

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In Search of the Black Fantastic - Richard Iton
Call Number: E185.625 .I76 2008
ISBN: 9780195178463
Publication Date: 2008-06-06

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Jump for Joy - Gena Caponi-Tabery
Call Number: E185.6 .C265 2008
ISBN: 9781558496637
Publication Date: 2008-06-01

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Let the Trumpet Sound - Stephen B. Oates
Call Number: E185.97.K5 O18 1985
ISBN: 006092473X
Publication Date: 1994-01-12

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Malcolm X - Manning Marable; G. Valmont Thomas (Read by)
Call Number: BP 223 .Z8 L57636 2011
ISBN: 9780670022205
Publication Date: 2011-04-04

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Race and Ethnicity in the United States - Schaefer
Call Number: E184.A1 S25 2009
ISBN: 0136030343
Publication Date: 2008-08-14

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Race and Liberty in America - Jonathan Bean; Gail Saari (Other Primary Creator)
Call Number: E184 .A1 R248 2009
ISBN: 9780813192314
Publication Date: 2009-06-18

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Race, Law, and American Society 1607 to Present - Gloria J. Browne-Marshall
Call Number: KF4755 .B76 2007
ISBN: 041595293X
Publication Date: 2007-03-20

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Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles - Janet L. Abu-Lughod
Call Number: HV6477 .A38 2007
ISBN: 0195328752
Publication Date: 2007-09-10

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Slavery by Another Name - Douglas A. Blackmon
Call Number: E185.2 .B545 2008
ISBN: 0385722702
Publication Date: 2009-01-13

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The Breakthrough - Gwen Ifill
Call Number: E185.615 .I34 2009
ISBN: 038552501X
Publication Date: 2009-01-20

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The Dred Scott Case - David Thomas Konig (Editor); Paul Finkelman (Editor); Christopher Alan Bracey (Editor)
Call Number: KF228 .S27 D74 2010
ISBN: 9780821419120
Publication Date: 2010-06-08

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The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander
Call Number: HV9950 .A437 2010
ISBN: 9781595581037
Publication Date: 2010-01-05

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Undaunted Radical - Mark Elliott (Editor); John David Smith (Editor)
Call Number: PS3088 .U54 2010
ISBN: 0807135933
Publication Date: 2010-04-15

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Voice of Deliverance - Keith D. Miller
Call Number: E185.97.K5 M49 1998
ISBN: 0820320137
Publication Date: 1998-09-01


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