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Black History Month

Books

Non-Fiction

Thurgood Marshall: Race, Rights, and the Struggle for a More Perfect Union book cover
Running for Freedo : Civil Rights and Black Politics in America Since 1941 book cover
Tuskegee Airmen book cover
From Civil Rights to Human Rights: Martin Luther King, Jr. , and the Struggle for Economic Justice book cover
Jim Crow Terminals: The Desegregation of American Airport book cover
From Slave to College President: Being the Life Story of Booker T. Washington book cover
Great events from history: African American history book cover
NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement book cover
Notes of a native son book cover
Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice book cover
Black Folk Then and Now book cover
Black Women of the Harlem Renaissance Era book cover
The Civil Rights Movement book cover
Let Nobody Turn Us Around: An African American Anthology book cover
African American Lives book cover

Fiction

Alice Walker - The Color Purple
Richard Wright - Native Son
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
March Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia Butler
The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
A Long Dark Night by J. Michael Martinez
Beloved by Toni Morrison
I Know why the caged bird sings by Maya Angelou
Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
Go Tell it on the Mountain by James Baldwin
The Black Intellectual Tradition Edited by Derrick P. Alridge, Cornelius L. Bynum, and James B. Stewart
Black Popular Culture and Social Justice Edited by Lakeyta M. Bernette-Bailey and Jonathan E. Gaylen
The Routledge Companion to Black Women's Cultural Histories

Reference

Streaming Media

Podcasts

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Black History Year

by PushBlack

Learning your history makes you - and your people - stronger. As Black people, we know we’re left out of the history books. That the media images are skewed. That we need access to experts, information and ideas so we can advance our people. Black History Year connects you to the history, thinkers, and activists that are left out of the mainstream conversations. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we’re always working toward one goal: uniting for the best interest of Black people worldwide.

 

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Black History in Two Minutes

Black History in Two Minutes

It’s Black History delivered in short, lively, fact-packed stories accessible to people of all ages and education levels. It’s fast, accurate U.S. history available in free video podcast recordings describing major historical events and introducing less well-known experiences involving Black Americans.

 

Videos

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PBS Black Culture Connection

We invite you to explore the PBS Black Culture Connection: Your resource and guide to the films, stories and voices across public television centered around Black history and culture. Explore. Watch. Connect!.


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From the Library of Black History: Black Eagles

Can Blacks fly airplanes and fight? The answer to this odious question would come from the creation of the only all-Black air force ever established by the U.S. military. This program from Tony Brown's Journal reviews this dark period in racial relations and the Black community's response to a segregated "separate but equal" policy of the Army Air Corps.


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Black Is...Black Ain’t

Is there an essential black identity? In this documentary, acclaimed filmmaker Marlon Riggs explores the diversity of African American lifestyles and cultural expressions, even as many speakers bare their pain at having been called “too black,” or conversely, “not black enough.” Riggs brings viewers face-to-face with African-Americans young and old, rich and poor, rural and urban, gay and straight, while offering a powerful critique of sexism, homophobia, and colorism within the black community.

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