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Black History Month

by Daniel Holden on 2021-02-16T11:01:40-05:00 | Comments

February is Black History Month, which has a long history of growing celebrations and recognition. The Library has several resources for exploring African American history and culture. 

Below is a selected list of databases and ebooks that you can access through the Library:

Selected Databases

African American Communities

"Focusing predominantly on Atlanta, Chicago, New York, and towns and cities in North Carolina this resource presents multiple aspects of the African American community through pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records, reports and in-depth oral histories, revealing the prevalent challenges of racism, discrimination and integration, and a unique African American culture and identity." - Adam Matthew Digital

"Ebony Magazine Archive covers civil rights, education, entrepreneurship and other social topics with an African-American focus. It includes more than 800 issues providing a broad view of African-American culture from its first issue in 1945 through 2014." -- EBSCO 
You can also access current issues of this important magazine.  
Selected ebooks
Cover ArtThe African American Roots of Modernism by James Smethurst
Call Number: ebook
ISBN: 9780807834633
Publication Date: 2011-06-06
Cover ArtRace News by Fred Carroll
Call Number: ebook
ISBN: 9780252041495
Publication Date: 2017-11-06
Cover ArtBlack Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century by Nazera Sadiq Wright
Call Number: ebook
ISBN: 9780252040573
Publication Date: 2016-09-08
Cover ArtMaking Black History by Jeffrey Aaron Snyder
Call Number: ebook
ISBN: 9780820351834
Publication Date: 2018-02-01
Cover ArtThe SAGE Encyclopedia of African Cultural Heritage in North America by Mwalimu J. Shujaa (Editor); Kenya J. Shujaa (Editor)
Call Number: ebook
ISBN: 9781452258218
Publication Date: 2015-08-04
Cover ArtThe Cambridge Companion to African American Women's Literature by Angelyn Mitchell (Editor); Danille K. Taylor (Editor)
Call Number: ebook
ISBN: 0521675820
Publication Date: 2009-04-30
Cover ArtI Fight for a Living by Louis Moore
Call Number: ebook
ISBN: 9780252041341
Publication Date: 2017-09-11
Cover ArtPicture Freedom by Jasmine Nichole Cobb
Call Number: ebook
ISBN: 9781479817221
Publication Date: 2015-04-03
Cover ArtAfrican American Arts by Sharrell D. Luckett (Editor)
Call Number: ebook
ISBN: 9781684481521
Publication Date: 2019-12-06
Cover ArtThe Cambridge Companion to the African American Novel by Maryemma Graham (Editor)
Call Number: ebook
ISBN: 0521016371
Publication Date: 2004-04-15
Cover ArtDown in the Valley by Julius H. Bailey
Call Number: ebook
ISBN: 9781506408040
Publication Date: 2016-02-01

For help using our ebooks, please see this guide.

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