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Black History Month: Black History in Contemporary Context

Black History in Contemporary Context


Black history is American history. There is so much more to the story of African-Americans than we could hope to contain on a single website. You will find in this guide a starting point to look at African and African-American art, history, current events and more. Let's start with the story of Black History Month itself- with Carter G. Woodson (1875-1950)

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The Importance of Black Authors

The works of Black authors are consistantly among the most challenged books in libraries.  For this reason, we take this opportunity to champion the freedom to read, and the opportunity to experience empathy, understanding, and solidarity with excellent Black authors like those below (and of course there are MANY more).

Toni Morrison

James Baldwin

Zora Neale Hurston

Alice Walker

Ta-Nehesi Coates

Ralph Ellison

Octavia Butler

Audre Lorde 

Roxane Gay

Black History in Contemporary Context

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