Black History Month: Events and Resources

You’ll see some links to events in this post (below), but first, here are a few resources you may find useful:



Biography Resource Center offers an easy way to find background information on notable African-Americans.


You can search by name of a specific individual, or you can browse through a list of African Americans that have been added to the database.


To access Biography Resource Center, go to


…and follow these steps:


1. click on the “Databases” link.

2. scroll down and click on the link for “Biography Resource Center”

3. under “Category Browse” (in the left pane), click on “African Americans”



To find JWU Library books and videos, you can search our library catalog for specific individuals, or you can use “African Americans – Biography” as an LC Subject to browse the collection.  Here are a few titles under that subject:


Make it plain : standing up and speaking out / Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. ; with Lee A. Daniels

Popular   E185.97.J78 A3 


Finding Oprah’s roots : finding yours / Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Popular   E185.96 .G383 2007 


Condoleezza Rice : an American life : a biography / Elisabeth Bumiller

Popular   E840.8.R48 .B86 2007 


Ace of spades : a memoir / by David Matthews

Popular   E184.A1 M32 2007 


Dreams from my father : a story of race and inheritance / Barack Obama

Popular   E185.97.O23 A3 2007 


In remembrance of Martin

[VHS] E185.97.K5 I56 2001


The African-American century : how Black Americans have shaped our country / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Cornel West

E185.96 .G38 2000 


Martin Luther King, Jr. / Thomas Siebold, book editor

E185.97.K5 M288 2000 


Thurgood Marshall: justice for all

[DVD] KF8745.M34 T47 1997



Web Resources


The Library of Congress hosts two sites with fantastic collections of images, audio, and video:


African American History Month


African American Mosaic



Additionally, there are two excellent resources within the Florida Memory site:


Images of Florida’s Black History


The Black Experience: A Guide to African American Resources in the State Library and Archives of Florida




Events and Activities


Black History events listed at the Miami-Dade Public Library:


Events listed at the Broward County Library:


From (statewide):

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