According the Library of Congress the origins of African American History Month date back to 1915. However, it wasn’t until 1976 that we truly began to celebrate African American History Month on a regular basis.
To learn more:
At the library:
See our Black History Month book display on the library’s 2nd floor. Discover new favorites with these selected titles.
Read about: Tuskegee Airmen, origins of jazz, prominent figures such as Booker T. Washington, Maya Angelou, W.E.B. DuBois, Ella Fitzgerald, and Langston Hughes. The library has books on all these topics and more!
Search in the catalog by name, or African Americans by subject or keyword.