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African American Newspapers Chronicles a Century and a Half of the African American Experience

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in Culture and Diversity, Education, History and Politics and Research and Resources | Tagged with African American History, African American History Month, Black History Month, culture, Databases, heritage, history and newspapers

The African American Newspapers database is an amazing digital primary source collection providing first-hand perspectives on notable Americans that are not found in mainstream publications. It is one of the most comprehensive collections of its kind in the world.

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Books to Read During Black History Month and Beyond

Posted 4 months ago by April S

Posted in Children and Parenting, Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, History and Politics, Movies and Music, New Books and Movies, Nonfiction and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with african american authors, African American History, African-Americans Fiction, artists, Black History Month, Historical Fiction, juvenile fiction, photography, picture books, picture books for children, programs, Read-In and reading recommendations

Notable books to read during Black History Month and beyond. This blog post includes fiction and nonfiction selections for adults, teens and children.

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Plays by African-American Playwrights

Posted about 1 year ago by Eric P

Posted in Culture and Diversity, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Movies and Music | Tagged with African American History, African American playwrights, African-American plays, American drama, Black History Month, drama, Historical Drama, plays, poetry and theater

For decades, African-American playwrights have pushed the American theater to embrace bold, daring and popular new forms and have, in the process, contributed some of the most enduring stories and characters in the American literary canon. The library has on its shelves an assortment of scripts from this robust tradition.

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