Wednesday, February 18, 2015

African American History Month

African American History Month
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February is African American, or Black, History month. This month, the Library of Congress, the National Archives and other agencies declare an official celebration of African American heritage, culture and the contributions of African Americans to the United States of America. You can find out more information on the ways our national cultural institutions are celebrating this month at

Want to do more research on African American History? Check out our Black History research guide. This guide lists databases, journals and books that might be of interest. Of special note is our database, African American Archives.  It contains original documents and photographs that reveal the African American story from a personal perspective. In addition, the Library of Congress's American Memory Project, includes extensive free collections related to African American History. You can find everything from slave narratives and legal documents, to collections relating to Jackie Robinson and other baseball players.

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