The Small Virtual Library

Week of 2/1/2021

Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month was established to commemorate and celebrate the contributions to our nation made by people of African descent. American historian Carter G. Woodson established Black History Week nearly a century ago. The event was first celebrated during the second week of February 1926, selected because it coincides with the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and abolitionist/writer Frederick Douglass (February 14). That week would continue to be set aside for the event until 1976 when, as part of the nation’s bicentennial, it was expanded to a month. Since then, U.S. presidents have proclaimed February as National African American History Month.

This week's books feature biographies of Black Americans and events in American history that have shaped and contributed to the struggles and progress of Black Americans in our country.
Click on the the title above for information on the Abolitionist Movement
Click the title above to learn about the Civil Rights Movement
Many more titles/resources available on MackinVia search for "civil rights"

The Harlem Renaissance- An Artistic Explosion

Click the title above to learn about the Harlem Renaissance

The history of American music and the contributions of Black Americans.


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