Black History Month

Books, videos, and audio in your library

We recommend visiting the online catalog and searching by "African American," then narrowing your search using the filters on the left.

Resources from around the Web

  • African American History Month: images, audio clips and exhibits from the Library of Congress
  • African American Mosaic: a Library of Congress resource guide covering colonization, abolition, migration, and WPA
  • African American World: PBS guide to history and culture.  Discover the courage and talent that shaped the African American experience, with arts & culture stories from NPR and PBS, profiles of great individuals, and free e-cards, screensavers and wallpaper
  • AfriGeneas: devoted to genealogy. Beginner's guide, census & other records, forums, and links

Maya Angelou's Life, Legacy and Language: from the Wall Street Journal.

Kerry Washington reads Sojourner Truth's speech "Ain't I a Woman?"  Clip from History Channel's "The People Speak"

  • Black History Month: History Channel article, videos, pictures and speeches
  • Civil Rights in Mississippi: collection from the MS Digital Archive at USM includes a selection of photos, letters, diaries, and oral history transcripts, as well as finding aids for manuscript collections

  • Faces of Science: profiles of African Americans in the sciences, from University of California, Irvine

  • InfoPlease Black History Month: a collection of resources for children, including bios, quizzes, and fun facts

  • Juneteenth: celebration commemorating African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement