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 http://library.jwu.edu/

 

…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

http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/

 

African American Mosaic

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html

 

 

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

 

Images of Florida’s Black History

http://www.floridamemory.com/PhotographicCollection/photo_exhibits/black_history.cfm

 

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

http://www.floridamemory.com/collections/BlackExperience/appendix.cfm

 

 

 

Events and Activities

 

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

http://www.mdpls.org/news/spec_events/BHM09/blkHistMo_09.asp

 

Events listed at the Broward County Library:

http://www.broward.org/library/blackhistorymonth.htm

 

From FloridaBlackHistory.com (statewide):

http://www.floridablackhistory.com/calendar.cfm

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