Celebrate Black History Month: Resources from Delta Library
Welcome to Delta Library's Black History Month digital display! Please use the arrows above to scroll through a list of notable African Americans. Click on the slide to learn more. Below find information on books and digital resources to help you learn about and celebrate Black History Month.
Domonoske, Camila. “’Not Broken but Simply Unfinished’: Poet Amanda Gorman Calls for a Better America.” NPR, 20 Jan. 2021, www.npr.org/sections/inauguration-day-live-updates/2021/01/20/958743170/poet-amanda-gorman-reads-the-hill-we-climb.
“About the Librarian.” Library of Congress, https://loc.gov/about/about-the-librarian/, Accessed 25 Jan 2022
“Dorothy Celeste Boulding Ferebee Pioneering Civil rights and Healthcare.” AAUW, www.aauw.org/resources/faces-of-aauw/dorothy-boulding-ferebee/. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.
How did Black History Month get started, and what does it mean to people today? Click the banner photos to get more information on these influential African Americans. DoDEA Pacific. “Black History Month.” YouTube , 4 Mar. 2019, https://youtu.be/fT8pWZuvAuA
Norat, Herbert. “Arturo A. Schomburg: His Life and Legacy.” New York Public Library, 5 Oct. 2020, www.nypl.org/blog/2020/10/05/arturo-schomburg-his-life-and-legacy
Johns Hopkins University. “James E. West.” Electrical and Computer Engineering, 6 Aug. 2018, engineering.jhu.edu/ece/faculty/west-james-e/.
University of Tennessee Knoxville. Mark Dean. Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, www.eecs.utk.edu/people/mark-dean/.
Books and eBooks available at Delta Library
Documentaries available through Delta Library
Black Life in America provides news coverage of events, people, and places significant to Black History from the first arrival of African captives in North America to the present day. You will be asked to log in if you're accessing the database from off campus.
Magazines and Journals
Search within these full-text journals and magazines for articles of interest through Delta Library.
Feature articles, commentary and profiles exploring the full spectrum of black thought and examining a wide range of critical issues of concern to blacks; founded by Dr. W.E.B. DuBois. Issues from November 1910 through December 1922 and June 1993 through February 1996 are available. Continues in the publication The New Crisis see below.
Journal for young people concerning the scope, substance and facts of African American history from Cricket Media. Can be used as classroom resource for teachers and research tool for students. Issues available from January 1999 through May 2006.
Jet's goal is to provide a unique and engaging forum to explore the impact of the world on African Americans and the impact of African Americans on the world. This title ceased publication in 2014, but you have access to issues published between January 1996 and June 2014.
This Web portal is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.
The Smithsonian Institution was established by an act of Congress in 1846 as an independent federal trust instrumentality, a unique public-private partnership that has proven its value as a cultural and scientific resource for more than 170 years. The federal commitment provides the foundation for all we do, and is especially helpful in attracting private support. We leverage our federal funding to enrich the lives of the American people and advance our mission for “the increase and diffusion of knowledge.”
Because of Them We Can® was started by Eunique Jones Gibson in February 2013 as a 28-day photo campaign where children appeared as iconic Black history figures of the past and present. Inspired by her sons, Chase and Amari, it was a way to teach and refresh Black history while connecting the dots between the past, present and future. BOTWC is your source for news and inspiration about Black excellence every day.
Black Enterprise is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, Black Enterprise has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers.
Black Lives Matter began as a call to action in response to state-sanctioned violence and anti-Black racism. Our intention from the very beginning was to connect Black people from all over the world who have a shared desire for justice to act together in their communities. The impetus for that commitment was, and still is, the rampant and deliberate violence inflicted on us by the state.
JUNETEENTH.com promotes unity, freedom, achievement and self-esteem through the celebration of Juneteenth across the nation and beyond. Their mission is to inspire and support individuals, organizations and corporations in the hosting of Juneteenth celebrations. Through these celebrations, a greater understanding, appreciation and embrace of our nation's diversity will be achieved.