HHS Library News
February 2021 - Student Edition
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
The Black Lives Matter website explains the group's history and has ways for you to take action and support the movement.
Honor the some of the military's most courageous black veterans:
- The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment - the first Black military unit raised in the North and served with the Union Army during the Civil War.
- The Tuskegee Airmen - The first Black military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII
- Learn more about Black men and women that have served in many different capacities in the U.S. Military.
Take a look at this extensive guide to books with Black girl characters started by the young Marley Dias with the following hashtag #1000blackgirlbooks.
Browse the collection virtually at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Find out why February is deemed Black History Month, who was the first Black Supreme Court Justice, who was the first Black Oscar winner, and many more fascinating facts from the History Channel.