Black History Month

Black and white photographs of famous African Americans. Text says, "Celebrate Black History Month with a biography! African American Biographies."

The library has lots of inspiring biographies of African Americans.  Check out our display on the lower level to learn some of these stories:

African American Entrepreneurs

African American Women Scientists and Inventors

American Tapestry : The story of the black, white, and multiracial ancestors of Michelle Obama

The Autobiography of Medgar Evers

Hand in Hand: Ten Black men who changed America

Ida: A sword among lions,  Ida B. Wells and the campaign against lynching

The Life of Sojourner Truth: “Ain’t I a woman?” (DVD and book)

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

You can also explore the online catalog for additional resources.

Two young African American males and the movie title "American Promise" Subtitle says, "A documentary 13 years in the making, American Promise provides a rare look into the lives of two middle class black families as they navigate the ups and downs of parenting and educating their sons."

The Debate Team and Vive/Viva the Arts are showing six screenings of the documentary film American Promise about America’s struggle with issues of race, class, and opportunity.  If you can’t make it to a screening on campus, the film is for streaming here for free until March 6th.  The library will also have copies available for checkout after the screenings as well.

The library also has resources related to education and the achievement gap on display this month:

The Black-White Achievement Gap : Why closing it is the greatest civil rights issue of our time

Changing School Culture for Black Males

Reducing the Black Male Dropout Rate

Unfinished Business : Closing the racial achievement gap in our schools

Young, Gifted, and Black : Promoting high achievement among African-American students