February is Black History Month. The contributions, ideas, and traditions of African Americans can be celebrated to remind and engage us in our past. This month can be spent researching and reading about monumental moments throughout history that improved the lives of African Americans.
Black History Month provides us with the opportunity to go back in time. In today’s world it might be easy to forget how we got to the liberties we have today, and although not every moment in our country’s history is glorifying, the ability of a group of people to overcome oppression and segregation is something that should be remembered and always celebrated.
If you would like to learn more, check out these resources from the library:
Zorthian, Julia. "This Is How February Became Black History Month." Time.Com (2016): 1. Corporate ResourceNet. Web. 3 Feb. 2017.
McArdle, Molly. "Never more relevant: fifty books for Black History Month and beyond." Library Journal 2017: 109. Literature Resource Center. Web. 3 Feb. 2017.
"February Is Black History Month." Curriculum Review 56.5 (2017): 11. MasterFILE Premier. Web. 3 Feb. 2017.
Bynum, Thomas L. NAACP Youth And The Fight For Black Freedom, 1936–1965. Knoxville: Univ Tennessee Press, 2013. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 3 Feb. 2017.
Bracks, Lean'tin, and Jessie Carney Smith. African American Almanac : 400 Years Of Triumph, Courage And Excellence. Chicago: Visible Ink Press, 2012. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost). Web. 3 Feb. 2017.
Ikard, David. Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in 21st-Century America. Indiana UP, 2013.
Call number: 813.009 Ik1 2013
Bagwell, Orlando. Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery. PBS Video, 2006.
Call number: DVD 973.0496 Af839 2006