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Get ready to celebrate Black History Month at ECC!

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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.

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.

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–Maria Bagshaw, Reference/Instruction Librarian

 

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Celebrate Black History Month

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According the Library of Congress the origins of Black History Month date back to 1915.  However, it wasn’t until 1976 that we truly began to celebrate Black History Month on a regular basis.

 

On the web: 

At the library: 

Read:

See our 2nd floor Black History Month display focusing on Art. Selected  titles include:

Search in the catalog by specific name, or African Americans by subject or keyword.

Celebrate African-American History Month

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On the web:
African-American History
History.com : Black History Month
Smithsonian Education: Black History Month

At Elgin Community College:
Elgin Community College will hold a series of events and activities throughout February during its celebration of Black History Month. This year’s theme, “African-American History: Our Stories,” will be the focus of the month-long celebration.

At the library: 
See our Black History Month book display featuring African-American Authors.  This display is found on the library’s 2nd floor.  Discover new favorites with these selected titles by Toni Morrison, Ralph Ellison, Alice Walker, and more.

Read about: Tuskegee Airmen, origins of jazz, Civil Rights, and prominent figures such as Booker T. Washington, Maya Angelou, W.E.B. DuBois, Ella Fitzgerald, and Langston Hughes.

Search in the catalog by name, or African Americans by subject or keyword.

Celebrate African American History Month

BHMAccording 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:

On the web:
African American History
History.com : Black History Month
Smithsonian Education: Black History Month

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.