Welcome to our Black History Month Library Guide. In honor of February being Black History Month, we are inviting you to explore the library's digital books highlighted on this guide, and stop by the library to check out this month's library display.
Join the Black History Month Committee in celebrating this year's Black History month! The theme is "The authenticity of being Black", focusing on the individuality and uniqueness of being Black from person to person.
Established by Carter G. Woodson, Black History Month was originally a week-long recognition of the achievements of African Americans. "However, Woodson never confined Negro History to a week. His life’s work and the mission of ASALH since its founding in 1915 represent a living testimony to the year-round and year-after-year study of African American history." (Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, 2021 ASALH National President, Why Black History Month?)
To learn more about Carter G. Woodson and the origins of Black History Month, visit the Association for the Study of African American Life & History