February is Black History Month, a celebration of African American culture, history and accomplishments. There are a number of related events taking place at library branches this month including documentary screenings and a photograph exhibit. Be sure to take a look at our newsletter The Source for details. Here is a selection of useful online resources:
African American History: Resources from the Library of Congress.
Black History: A site from the History channel including some informative videos.
Black History Month Diversity: A variety of resources from the diversity website of the government.
Celebrate Black History: Biographies, photographs, timeline and more.
Black History from Footnote.com: A remarkable resource containing copies of original historic documents. Visiting this site from inside the library gives you access to premium features.
We have some great resources available in print and through our online databases. Take a look at our African American History Collection.