Celebrate Black History Month with library resources

Posted: Monday, February 6, 2012, 9:44 am

February is Black History Month, an annual celebration of the culture and achievements of African Americans. With Worthington Libraries' research databases, discover the people, places and events that make up this rich history.

The number one online source for African-American history is African-American History Online, a high quality historical database featuring primary resources, biographies, timelines and maps. It covers more than 500 years of African-American history from the slave trade to the civil rights movement to the present day.

Supplement this information with some of our other American history resources, including American History Online, Annals of American History Online and Credo Reference: History. And with American Civil War Reference Library, find information specifically about African Americans in the Civil War, including slave resistance movements, abolitionists and black soldiers.

Worthington Libraries also has a wealth of biographical resources to help you find information about the African-American men and women who've shaped our nation's history. American National Biography, Biography in Context and Biography Reference Bank offer full-text biographical information on thousands of prominent people.

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