February is Black History Month

February is designated as African American History Month. The ECC Library has many resources related to black history, culture, and the arts.

These are specialized databases that can help you explore the issues related to black history:

The new database Biography in Context has great resources on historic and current individuals. One example is Lorraine Hansberry, below.

The Social Justice Research Guide  provides links to databases, books, and information on race relations, white privilege, civil rights, and more. You can also check out one of our recent blog posts on Race and Brutality in YA Literature.

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; most are free. Contact the Office of Student Life at 847-214-7078 for more information on event times and venues.

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