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:
- The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
- Reconstruction: America After the Civil War
- Outlier: The Story of Katherine Johnson
- Strange Fruit
- The Apollo
- Let Freedom Ring: Moments from the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965
- Slavery By Another Name
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
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.