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Celebrating African American Heritage Month: Getting Started

A Few Relevant Books

February's theme is "Black History Month".  Visit the Library's exhitbits at both campuses to see other displayed items such as books and memorabilia.

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An interethnic companion to Asian American literature

African American education : a reference handbook

Black profiles in courage : a legacy of African American achievement

Overview of African American Resources LibGuide



In celebration of Black History Month

  Dr. Martin Luther King - I Have a Dream speech on August 28, 1963

Maya Angelou's Inaugural Poem "On the Pulse of Morning"

 Langston Hughes recites his poem, "The Weary Blues" 

This research guide pulls together a variety of resources you may want to use if you are conducting research on African American heritage.

Want to know where to start your research? Click on the above tabs to find lists of books, journal titles and recommended databases,  and recommended reliable websites.

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Good luck in your research.


Suggested Reference Sources

by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
This book gives us a sumptuously illustrated, landmark book tracing African American history from the arrival of the conquistadors to the election of Barack Obama.

by Anand Prahlad;
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006.

by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham; W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research.;
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
A definitive biographical resource provides up-to-date, authoritative portraits of some six hundred noteworthy African Americans representing a wide variety of fields of endeavor,
by Paul Finkelman;
 Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
This encyclopedia focusies on the making of African American society from the 1896 "separate but equal" ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson up to the contemporary period,
by Raymond B Webster
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Gale Group, ©1999.
Presents capsule accounts of notable first achievements by African Americans, arranged in the categories "Agriculture and Everyday Life," "Dentistry and Nursing," "Life Science," "Math and Engineering," "Medicine," "Physical Science," and "Transportation."



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A Few Relevant Books

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