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Black History Month

February is Black History Month! In 1925, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH) announced the creation of Negro History Week. The week was expanded to a month in 1976 during President Gerald Ford's administration. 

This virtual display showcases just a small portion of the library's digital collections that highlight African American history, experiences, struggles to overcome adversity, achievements, contributions, identity, and culture. To find more resources, you can use OneSearch to search across all library collections, search within a specific database or eBook collection, or check out the library's streaming media services.


  • Historically Black
    Hosted by Keegan-Michael Key, Roxane Gay, Issa Rae and Another Round hosts Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton, this podcast highlights the stories and objects from the "people's museum," a project of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
  • In Black America
    Features profiles of historically significant figures that highlight the many facets of the African American experience.
  • Black History Year
    Introduces the stories of Black activists and historical figures that have been left out of mainstream history and conversations.
  • Black History Buff
    Highlights Black history and culture around the world.
  • Everyday Black History
    Features the stories and contributions of African Americans throughout history.
  • Still Processing
    Culture podcast hosted by Wesley Morris and Jenna Wortham.
  • Code Switch
    NPR podcast that takes on the subject of race and its impact on pop culture, sports, music, and more.