February is Black History Month and the library would like to take the opportunity to highlight several resources that acknowledge the contributions African Americans have made to history and culture.
The Library of Congress has two new web guides on Harriet Tubman and W.E.B. Du Bois. These web guides include videos, photographs, trusted websites, and much more information on these two great historical figures.
The Beinecke Library presents Langston Hughes at 100. Information on this websites is drawn from materials on display in the Beinecke Library and represent approximately one-quarter of the items in the physical exhibition. Certain items, specifically audio and video clips are available only through this website.
The official website for African American History Month pays tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society.
Since 1968, the American Black Journal's mission was to increase the availability and accessibility of media relating to African-American experiences. Realizing the cultural importance of this series, ABJ is now digitally preserving its shows and using them to create a significant, accessible multimedia archive of African-American history.
Check out the Librarian's Internet Index for resources and trusted websites related to the wide range of aspects of African American life, including civil rights, religion, and health.
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database has information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages hat forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas. It offers a chance to rediscover the reality of
one of the largest forced movements of peoples in world history.