Celebrate Black History Month with library resources

Posted: Monday, February 7, 2011, 9:48 am

This February, your library card is your passport to library-exclusive black history resources. You can study topics such as the Underground Railroad and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, get to know notable figures from Phillis Wheatley to Alex Haley or listen to "Lift Every Voice and Sing," often referred to as the black national anthem.

  • African-American History Online
    Covering more than 500 years of African-American history, from the slave trade to the Civil Rights movement to the present day, this comprehensive reference database contains thousands of extensively hyperlinked and informative entries including topical information, biographies, primary source documents, images, timelines and maps and charts.
  • Annals of American History
    With entries from 1493 to the present, this database from Encyclopedia Britannica includes original source documents such as speeches, essays, biographies and editorials written by contributors like Malcolm X, Frederick Douglass and Barack Obama.
  • American Song
    Listen to sound recordings of all forms of African-American musical expression, including jazz, blues, gospel and much more, with streaming access to more than 50,000 tracks for students, scholars and general listeners alike.
  • Credo Reference
    Search this online digital library of over 500 high-quality authoritative reference titles to find articles, images and information about African-American history, politics and culture. Credo makes it easy to simultaneously search across multiple sources to find what you need to know about topics such as abolition, the Underground Railroad and important black Americans.

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