February is African American History Month, so check out some of the great resources available that help celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans throughout history.
Here’s just a sample of books available in the Crown Library:
- 1001 Things Everyone Should Know about African American History by Jeffrey C. Stewart (2006). Call number: E185.S798 2006
- The Sounds of Slavery: Discovering African American History through Songs, Sermons, and Speech by Shane White and Graham White (2005). Call number: E443.W59 2005
- The Black Arts Movement: Literary Nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s by James Edward Smethurst (2005). Call number: PS153.N5 S56 2005
And here’s some great online resources to check out:
- The Library of Congress – African American History
There’s a wealth of information here including audio, video and photographs of notable African Americans.
- Encyclopedia Britannica’s Guide to Black History
A collection of encyclopedia articles and links regarding African Americans, including historical events, people, and documents
- The History Channel – Black History Month
This site cotains information about the history of the civil rights struggle and includes video and audio clips of “Great Speeches” and profiles of several notable African Americans.