February is designated as African American History Month. The ECC Library has many resources related to black history, culture, and the arts.
Look for works in our catalog with the subject African American; the titles below are some of our newest selections in the past year.
- The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition
- Blackballed: The Black and White Politics of Race on America’s Campuses
- The Voting Rights War
- Nobody : casualties of America’s war on the vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and beyond
We have a new database titled Slavery in American and the World; it has cases, legal materials, and statutes as well as pamphlets and books written in the era.
If you would like to find something specific, the librarians can help you with choosing biographies, poetry, databases, fiction, and nonfiction works. Contact us and we are happy to help!
Elgin Community College also has a wonderful month of festivities available to the college community and the public; all are free. Contact the Office of Student Life at 847-214-7078 for more information on event times and venues.
–Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian