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Black History Month
This guide gathers resources available via the library or online highlighting the achievements, perspectives, and experiences of African Americans across U.S. history.
Web portal to exhibits and collections, audio and video files, lesson plans, images, and other resources paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.
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 six-hour series explores the evolution of the African American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed.
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.
A study and celebration of America’s greatest original art form. Each episode sheds light on cultural and historical milestones as it introduces viewers to the unforgettable names and accomplishments of the music.