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Blog Category: Culture and Diversity

Need some comic books and graphic novels to read during Black History Month? The library has you covered.

Posted about 6 days ago by Eric S

During Black History Months, we are reminded of the countless ways African Americans have contributed to visual arts, music, film, and fashion, among other creative endeavors. Like jazz, comic books are a truly American artform whose influence showcases the talent of countless Black creators. While comics have had a frustrating history with diversity and representation, the number of Black authors, illustrators, inkers, letterers, and colorists who have contributed to the medium is extensive and ever-increasing. By no means an exhaustive list, hopefully these books provide a starting point for those hoping to delve into the diverse world of comics created by African Americans.

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Historical Heroines: Medieval Powerhouses

Posted 3 months ago by Jozlyn H and Stefani H

This post is inspired by Jozlyn’s medieval history professor's passion for Middle Ages-era women, as well as by Stefani's colonial history professor having told her class, “Now that you have this knowledge, you can’t pretend you don’t.” Coming to fruition thanks to two librarians and history nerds, this blog is sure to have you wondering if it always, really has been a “Man’s World”!

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Steinem Sisters Collection & The Silent Witness Project

Posted 4 months ago by Rebecca S

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Steinem Sisters Collection has teamed up with The Bethany House to spotlight the Silent Witness Project, an awareness initiative for domestic violence. Read further for more information on domestic violence amidst the pandemic, links to resources, as well as book recommendations from our very own Steinem Sisters Collection.

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