Black History Month


Bob Henriques, USA.Washington, D. C. May 17, 1957. March on Washington. Martin Luther King speaking to the crowds. Magnum Photos. Image taken from ARTstor.

February is Black History Month – here are some great library resources to help you learn more about the lives and acheivements of African Americans.

Our wonderful online image database ARTstor has lots to offer when researching African American history – see their most recent blog post for where to look within the database.

Our database U.S. History in Context has extensive resources covering the history of slavery and the major events that led to emancipation, as well as overviews of the lives of many famous Afrian Americans. For access to all of this go to the topic page for African American Perspectives within the database.

The Library of Congress has a Slave Narratives database made up of interviews with former slaves – great for primary sources.

We have created a Research Guide with a virtual book display, links to videos, where to look for articles on Black History, and a list of great web sites too!

We also have an actual book display in the Reference section here in the library – so stop by and check it out!

See you soon!
Your NVC Library Team


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