Digital Display: Black History Month

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023

February 1 marks the beginning of Black History Month and we are celebrating here at the MacEwan Library! In addition to the events and activities planned for Black History Month across campus, the Library has compiled a list of resources to read and watch about Black history for those who would like to learn more. Check them out below!

To Read:

A History of Fort Worth in Black & White: 165 Years of African-American Life by Richard F. Selcer

Almost Dead: Slavery and Social Rebirth in the Black Urban Atlantic, 1680-1807 by Michael Lawrence Dickinson

Blacks in Canada: A History by Robin W. Winks

Desert Rose: The Life and Legacy of Coretta Scott King by Edythe Scott Bagley

Ebony Magazine and Lerone Bennett Jr.: Popular Black History in Postwar America by E. James West

​​Free Men in an Age of Servitude: Three Generations of a Black Family by Lee H. Warner

Freeing Charles: The Struggle to Free a Slave on the Eve of the Civil War by Scott Christianson

It's Good to Be Black by Ruby Berkley Goodwin

Making Black History: The Color Line, Culture, and Race in the Age of Jim Crow by Jeffrey Aaron Snyder

Strange Fruit, Volume II: More Uncelebrated Narratives From Black History by Joel Christian Gill

The Making of Black Lives Matter: A Brief History of an Idea by Christopher J. Lebron

The Price of Defiance: James Meredith and the Integration of Ole Miss by Charles W. Eagles

Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup

What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do: Black Professional Women Workers During the Jim Crow Era by Stephanie J. Shaw


To Watch:

African American/Black History Map Rap


Black American Experience: African Americans Who Left Their Stamp on History

Black is…Black Ain't

Daughters of the New Republic: Harriet Tubman and Sarah Bradford

Hidden Figures

Talking Black in America

The Color Purple