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African American/Black History Month
A curated selection of library licensed and freely available online resources highlighting the achievements, perspectives, and experiences of African Americans across U.S. history.
Encouraged by positive reports of gold mining success in leading African American newspapers, including Frederick Douglass’ North Star and William Lloyd Garrison’s Liberator, Jonas H. Townsend, Newport Henry, and other free Blacks left New York for the gold fields in 1849.
From the newly digitized gallery of African American portraits from the late 19th and early 20th centuries showcases the lives, hopes and dreams of the famous and the forgotten of the era. Here are stories of Robert Church, Gertrude Mossell and William Pettigrew.
This program reveals a long-running struggle for racial equality starting with Civil War– and Reconstruction-era events, moving through the blight of Jim Crow and the formation of the NAACP and other groups, and depicting the drama of King’s movement in varied, evolving phases.
An all-star cast reads from a collection of letters, diaries, speeches, and military records that document and acknowledge the sacrifices and accomplishments of African Americans across four centuries of warfare.