eBooks on Black History

Book cover for African Americans on the Western Frontier
February is designated as Black History Month, and the history of Black History Month is itself worthy of study. It started as an idea for a week of public awareness, in 1915, with Dr. Carter G. Woodson and Rev. Jesse E. Moorland of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). Their goal was to research and bring awareness to the largely ignored–yet crucial–role black people played in American and world history.

Black history is truly everywhere, in anything you could possibly study. Finding the contributions of African Americans to these fields isn’t always as easy as it should be, however. That is one reason why we continue to celebrate Black History Month. It is a time to honor and recognize those of African heritage, remember our history of racial prejudice, and help cultivate our black community.

The library has a wealth of materials on black history; a small sampling of print books are on display in the library this month. But there is even more on our website, including our Resources for Black Studies Research guide.

Have you checked out our eBooks? You can read them on your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Click on any of these links to look at an eBook that shares the histories we don’t usually hear: