African American History Month – A Book Display


African American History Month is celebrated nationally during the month of February. In tribute, the Library of Congress provides a wealth of information at: the Smithsonian at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and Smithsonian Education – Black History Teaching Resources. Listen and explore the African American music the Smithsonian is preserving.

The South Texas College libraries have many books and resources on the topic. Here are a few to get started.

#1) African American almanac : 400 years of triumph, courage and excellence / Bracks, Lean’tin L.

Call Number: E 185 .B8127 2012

#2) Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008 / Gates, Henry Louis.

Call Number: E 185 .G27 2011

#3) Black music 1st Da Capo Press ed. / Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934-

Call Number: ML 3556 .B15 1998

#4) Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass / Frederick Douglass

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

#5) The African-American atlas : Black history and culture–an illustrated reference Rev. ed. / Asante, Molefi K.

Call Number: E185 .A79 1998

#6) Dreams from my father : a story of race and inheritance 1st ed. / Obama, Barack.

Call Number: E 185.97 .O23 A3 2007

#7) Making freedom : the Underground Railroad and the politics of slavery / Author Blackett, R. J. M., 1943-

Call Number: E 450 .B59 2013

#8) The African Texans / Alwyn Barr.

Call Number: E 185.93 .T4 B36 2004

#9) African American biography.

Call Number: E 185.96 .A44 1994 VOL. 1

#10) African-American poets : Phillis Wheatley through Melvin B. Tolson / edited and with introduction by Harold Bloom.

PS 310 .N4 A69 2003

#11) Martin Luther King Jr. [videorecording] : the man and the dream / Akomfrah, John.

Call Number: E 185.97 .K5 M37 2002 DVD

#12)Sisters in science : conversations with black women scientists about race, gender, and their passion for science / Jordan, Diann

Call Number: Q 141 .S556 2006


Duke University is chronicling African American life in the Jim Crow South through oral history interviews at:


Contributed by Librarian, Maureen Mitchell