Black History Month Resources

February is Black History Month. We have created an online exhibit profiling the history of this monthly celebration, as well as the history of African Americans and the vote.

Additionally, you can find other Black History Month related resources below.

Slave Narratives – available through ABC-CLIO eBooks

Various films from Films on Demand about the African American experience, including:

African American Poetry – The early history of African American poetry, from the first recorded poem by an African American (Lucy Terry Prince’s ‘Bars Fight’, c.1746) to the major poets of the nineteenth century, including Paul Laurence Dunbar and Frances Ellen Watkins

Heritage Quest – Use Ancestry’s Heritage Quest to research your family’s own history. This guide for conducting African American family history research may be especially helpful.

Black Perspectives is the leading online platform for public scholarship on global black thought, history, and culture.

African American History Month is a site maintained by United States cultural heritage institutions that pays tribute to the history and culture of the African American experience.