Cañada College Library Newsletter

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February is Black History Month.

Students and faculty at Kent State University first suggested Black History Month in 1969. In 1976, after an increase in national awareness, President Gerald Ford made this observance official.
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Author Examines the Black Migration from the Jim Crow South

PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and professor Isabel Wilkerson about the Great Migration that took place from 1915 to 1970, when 6 million African-Americans left the South to go north and west in search of a better life.

You can check it out here.


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Black Consciousness Movement

This video shows archival footage of Malcom X and Stokely Carmichael discussing racial features and hate, as well as Vertamae and Diane discussing the "African look" of the 1960s.


The follow sections discuss African American hair from the afro to the Jheri Curl, and includes an interview with Melba Tolliver, one of the first African American network news reporters, who was fired for wearing her hair in a natural afro.


You can check it out here.



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Africa to America to Paris: The Migration of Black Writers

This program traces the path of African-American literature from the shores of the U.S. to the Left Bank of Paris at the end of World War II through the late 1960s. The program provides context by first exploring the New Orleans salon poetry of Desdunes and discussing the historic suppression of black activists in the U.S. After the Harlem Renaissance, an increasingly hostile climate drove writers James Baldwin and Richard Wright to Paris, where liberal racial attitudes allowed for greater artistic expression.


You can check it out here.



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This LibGuide focuses on primary sources for African American history, identity, and culture, and includes special sections for Slavery, the Underground Railroad, and the Black Panther Movement.

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