February is Black History Month

Posted on: Friday, February 6th, 2015 by Janet Kirby

In 1926, the distinguished African American historian, Carter G. Woodson established Negro History Week to celebrate the contributions and achievements of African Americans.   This event was expanded in 1976 to a month to include the birthdays of Frederick Douglass, Feb. 14, 1817, and Abraham Lincoln, Feb. 12, 1809.   Many events are planned to help bring recognition to the people who have done much to bring civil rights to the forefront and made great contributions to the world.   The Library of Congress has a webpage highlighting many national events.    http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/.  The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama also has a great webpage featuring events for the month.  http://www.bcri.org/events_activities/annual_events/blackhistorymonth.html

The college recently had a daylong celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that we hope many people were able to take part in.

In honor of Black History Month, the library would like to highlight some recent acquisitions.  Also, the library would like to commemorate the 50th anniversary (summer 2014) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.


12 years a slave [videorecording]  DVD PN1997 .T935 2013 


42 [videorecording] / written and directed by Brian Helgeland.  DVD  PN1997 .F683 2013 


Approving the location of a memorial to commemorate the more than 5,000 slaves and free black persons who fought for independence in the American Revolution / United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources.  GovDocs Microfiche Y 1.1/8:113-577 


Because they marched: the people's campaign for voting rights  Russell Friedman  JUV F334 .S4F74 2014


Bending toward justice : the Voting Rights Act and the transformation of American democracy / Gary May.     KF4893 .M39 2013


Courage has no color : the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first Black paratroopers / Tanya Lee Stone.  JUV D769.348 555th .S76 2013 


Death of a King : the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year / Tavis Smiley with David Ritz.   New Books E185.97 .K5 S56 2014 


A dreadful deceit: the myth of race from the colonial era to Obama's America / Jacqueline Jones E185.625 .J658 2013


Ebony & ivy : race, slavery, and the troubled history of America's universities / Craig Steven Wilder.  New Books LC212.42 .W53 2013 


Hey, Charleston! : the true story of the Jenkins Orphanage Band / Anne Rockwell.  JUV   ML28.C35 J469 2013 


The internal enemy : slavery and war in Virginia, 1772-1832 / Alan Taylor.  New Books E445.V8 T38 2013


On the edge of freedom : the fugitive slave issue in south central Pennsylvania, 1820-1870 / David G. Smith.  E450 .S64 2012


150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation : Emancipation Proclamation commemorative coloring book, the National Archives experience / National Archives.

GovDocs AE 1.102:EM 1 / 2 


The political life of Bella Abzug, 1920-1976 : political passions, women's rights, and congressional battles / Alan H. Levy.  New Books E840.8 .A2 L487 2013 


The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks / Jeanne Theoharis.  F334.M753 P3883 2013b 


Rhetoric, religion and the civil rights movement, 1954-1965 / Davis W. Houck.  E185.61 .R48 2006.


The warmth of other suns: the epic story of America's great migration / Isabel Wilkerson  E185.6 .W685 2010

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