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Black History Month 2021: Home

Welcome to the Black History Month Resource Guide: In honor of February being Black History Month, we are highlighting a number of African American resources that are available through the Cleary Library, in addition to a variety of web resources.

Black History Video on Ruby Bridges by Dr. Banks-Hall

Our Changing Nation (U.S. Census)

Our Changing Nation Graph

Tribute for Alice Augusta Ball by Dr. Regina Banks-Hall

Obama, the Family Man | The 44th President in His Own Words | History

What is Black History Month?

"Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of 'Negro History Week,' the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history."

From the History Channel.

Black Education on the Rise (U.S. Census)

Black Education on the Rise graphic

Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words