African American History Month

Resources at Wayne MS Library

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February is African American History Month

In celebration of African American History Month, the library has a pulled together resources that explore the tremendous contributions of African Americans. Please stop by to browse the resources in our display case, our DVD collection, or check out the links below from the Library of Congress at www.AfricanAmericanHistory.Gov.

We can also point you in the direction of many digital resources available through our library to support instruction. Feel free to contact the library if you need any assistance.


I have a dream - Martin Luther King and the March on Washington in full HD
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Resources from the Library of Congress

February is African American History Month

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.

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Voices from the Southern Civil Rights Movement
"Voices from the Southern Civil Rights Movement" presents educational and noncommercial radio programs from the 1950s and 1960s that offer historic testimonies – in interviews, speeches, and on-the-spot news reports – from many movement participants, both well-known and unknown. Presented by the American Archive of Public Broadcasting and the Library of Congress.
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African American History at America’s National Parks

Visit a multitude of park sites dedicated to African American history and culture. View Museum exhibits, go on a travel itinerary, or read in-depth histories and interviews of famous African Americans and how they shaped the United States.
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Veterans History

African Americans serving in the military service throughout U.S. history have often fought on two fronts: fighting the actual enemy and fighting a system of segregation and exclusion.



For Teachers

Put the power of primary sources to work in the classroom. Browse ready-to-use lesson plans, student activities, collection guides and research aids.

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