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Black History Month

2015: A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture

The theme for Black History Month 2015 is "A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture."  An exhibit in the Learning Commons @ Perry Library features images and other materials which focus "on individuals and organizations that have brought to light African Americans role in the making of American history. Information is provided by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). 

Over the past century, African American life, history, and culture have become major forces in the United States and the world. In 1915, few could have imagined that African Americans in music, art, and literature would become appreciated by the global community. Fewer still could have predicted the prominence achieved by African Americans, as well as other people of African descent, in shaping world politics, war, and diplomacy. Indeed, it was nearly universally believed that Africans and people of African descent had played no role in the unfolding of history and were a threat to American civilization itself. A century later, few can deny the centrality of African Americans in the making of American history.

from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)

Guide to Selected Library Resources

This guide was prepared to accompany the exhibit and includes reference materials, books, databases and journals relating to black life, history, and culture.

Photos from the exhibit

BHM 2015 case 1


BHM exhibit case 2

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