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Black History Month: About

Recommended reading and viewing from the library's collection in celebration of Black History Month.

About Black History Month

Each February, we recognize and celebrate the culture and history of African Americans and the pioneers, educators, and activists of past, present, and future that continue to advocate for racial equality in the United States.

Author and historian Carter G. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915 as well as the observance of Negro History Week, which began February 7, 1926. Now known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, ASALH strives to honor and celebrate the millions of African Americans today and all those that paved the way before them.

Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity

Black Families

Ensuring Inequality: the Structural Transformation of the African American Family

Extraordinary, Ordinary People: A Memoir of Family

Freedom Is Not Enough: the Moynihan Report and America's Struggle Over Black Family Life

Mr. and Mrs. Prince: How an Extraordinary Eighteenth-Century Family Moved out of Slavery and into Legend

African American Families

The Patchwork Quilt

The Black Community: Diversity and Unity

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

Angel to Angel: a Mother's Gift of Love

The Strengths of Black Families

African American Family Life: Ecological and Cultural Diversity

The Best Kept Secret: Single Black Fathers

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