Celebrate LGBTQ History Month

October is Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Questioning History Month.  Explore the library’s resources featured below!

Stripes in a variety of colors are in the background. Title says, "A Positive View of LGBTQ"
HQ 73 .R54 2012

Title says "A Queer History of the United States." Several historical photographs line the top and bottom.

HQ 76.3 .U5 B696 2011

Title says "Queer (In)Justice" against a gray background.

KF 4754.5 .M64 2011

Other selected titles:

Becoming Visible : an illustrated history of lesbian and gay life in twentieth-century America      HQ 75.16 .U6 M37 1998

Gay Rights Activists    HQ 76.8 .U5 B86 2005

Hear Us Out! : lesbian and gay stories of struggle, progress and hope, 1950 to the present        HQ 76.8 .U5 G357 2007

Making History : the struggle for gay and lesbian equal rights, 1945-1990 : an oral history    HQ76.8 .U5 M36 1993

The Right to Be Out : sexual orientation and gender identity in America’s public schools      LC 212.92 .B52 2010

The Right to Be Parents : LGBT families and the transformation of parenthood      KF 540 .B35 2012

Stonewall Uprising (American Experience) [DVD]       HQ 76.8 .U6 S76 2011

Word is Out [DVD]    HQ 76.3 .U5 W673 2010

Search the online catalog for additional materials.

Celebrating the Bull City

Evening photo overlooking the Durham downtown area.

photo from Design Sponge

Explore Durham’s history and culture with these resources:

Photo shows the front entrance to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park

photo from MILB.com

27 Views of Durham : the Bull City in prose & poetry

Durham County : a history of Durham County, North Carolina

Durham Technical Community College : celebrating 50 years, 1961-2011

A Palette, Not a Portrait : stories from the life of Nathan Garrett

Upbuilding Black Durham : gender, class, and Black community development in the Jim Crow South

Durham Tales : the Morris Street maple, the plastic cow, the Durham Day that was & more

Durham, a Self-Portrait [DVD]

Our Separate Ways : women and the Black Freedom Movement in Durham, North Carolina

Favored by Fortune : George W. Watts & the Hills of Durham

Durham’s Hayti

Mary : an autobiography

Use the online catalog to find call numbers and more information about these materials.

For more information:

Read a list of 300 things that make Durham Great from the Durham Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.

Visit Open Durham a highly interlinked archive/inventory of information about people, places, and history in Durham, NC with excellent photos.

Photo of a historical sign with information about Black Wall Street

photo from flickr

Check out the Museum of Durham History and visit the Durham History Hub in downtown Durham.

Learn about Durham’s “Black Wall Street” from LEARN NC, a program of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Education

NC ECHO – a great resource for local history!

North Carolina ECHO logo with four colored circles with text underneath, "Exploring Cultural Heritage Online"Researchers and history buffs alike may now search and access local history collections across North Carolina with a single search box thanks to a collaborative project led by the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, NC LIVE, and the State Library of North Carolina.

NC ECHO enables users to search across thousands of digitized historic materials, including a wide variety of books, photographs, maps, family histories, state documents, newspapers, and much more from cultural heritage institutions across North Carolina. The collections available through NC ECHO include a diverse array of materials by and about the people, places, and history of North Carolina.

To use NC ECHO, patrons can visit http://ncecho.org, and search based on historical interests, places, or people.  All of the collections available through the NC ECHO search are freely available online to all users, regardless of their location or affiliation.