African American History Month
Also referred to as "Black History Month," African American History Month is a time to celebrate the achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history. Did you know that the story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an organization dedicated to researching and promoting achievements by black Americans and other peoples of African descent.
Here at BiblioTech Public Library, we are proud to celebrate Black History Month! Don't forget to check out our specially curated Black History Month bookshelf on cloudLibrary. You can also access amazing content celebrating Black History using our Hoopla and BiblioBoard resources. Here are some great reads that we highly recommend:
- Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown
- Look Both Ways by Jason Reynolds
- The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander & Kadir Nelson
- Reflections by Rosa Parks by Rosa Parks
- Chasing King's Killer by Swanson, James L.
And if you are interested in how San Antonio is celebrating Black History Month, here are some useful resources: