Honor the Legacy
DC Public Library pays tribute to the achievements of African Americans through a wide range of programs including music, films, theatre, book discussions and lectures. Enjoy programs across the public library system Feb. 1-28, 2013.
Events | Online Resources | Good Reads for Youth | Good Reads for Adults | Bibliography
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Your Library has a wealth of online resources that can help enrich your African-American history, life and culture, from Colonial times and slavery, to the Civil War, to the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights movement. It all can be found in Black Studies Online Research.
|Delve into black history with more than 500 scholarly articles and more than 4,000 slave narratives in The African American Experience.|
|You can read articles from four Historic Black Newspapers:
Information dates back to the late 1800s.
|The African American Studies Center contains over 5,000 biographies, more than 7,500 articles, and hundreds of maps, documents, images, timelines, websites and charts and tables of African-American life, history and culture.|
|The Black Studies Center is a fully cross-searchable gateway to Black Studies including scholarly essays, recent periodicals, historical newspaper articles, and much more.|
|Squeak, Rumble, Whomp! Whomp! Whomp!
By Wynton Marsalis
JUV E Marsalis
|We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March
By Cynthia Levinson
JUV 323.11 Levinson
|Jazz Age Josephine
By Jonah Winter
JUV 92 Baker
|Fire in the Streets
By Kekla Magoon
|The Silence of Our Friends
By Mark Long
G. N. Fiction Long
The librarians at Deanwood Library have also created a reading list for children and teens with books on the civil rights movement.
|And Bid Him Sing: A Biography of Countée Cullen
by Charles Molesworth
|The Dozens: A History of Rap's Mama
by Elijah Wald
|Inspiration: Profiles of Black Women Changing our World
by Crystal McCrary
|It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership
by Colin Powell
|The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Reader
by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
|The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement
by Taylor Branch
|The Longest Fight: In the Ring with Joe Gans, Boxing's First African American Champion
by William Gildea
|Nation of Cowards: Black Activism in Barack Obama's Post-Racial America
by David Ikard
|This is the Day: The March on Washington
by Leonard Freed
Want more recommendations? Check out these selected works related to Black History Month.