Friday, February 24, 2012

Celebrating Black History Month

As Black History Month--the annual celebration of the contributions of African Americans throughout U.S. history--draws to a close, may we suggest:

--The African American History Month website hosted by the Library of Congress;

--The Black History Month page of the History Channel website;

--Selected videos and selected sources from the collections of the TWU Libraries, compiled by Reference Librarian Jimmie Lyn Harris;

--TWU Library Blog posts
He Had a Dream: Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Database Trial: Black Studies Center; Out of Africa and Into the Library; The Final Week of Black History Month; and By and About Dr. Maya Angelou;

--TWUniversal Search (accessible from the TWU Libraries homepage from the maroon bar on the left). A search for "Black History Month" in TWUniversal Search yields a treasure trove of material: journal articles, books, newspaper articles, audio-visual resources, websites and more; and

--Finally, from the 'How Cool Is That' Department, see President Obama belt out a few bars of 'Sweet Home Chicago' with the legendary B.B. King. Also performing at the Black History Month celebration at the White House this week: Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Keb Mo, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks and actress Taraji P. Henson. Catch "In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues" on PBS Monday, February 27th.

Illustration source:

--Sandy Cochran

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