Monday, February 1, 2016

African-American History Month

African-American History Month is a month set aside to learn, honor, and celebrate the achievements of black men and women throughout history. Learn about famous firsts by black Americans, read the history of black history, and find information about milestones in black history. Brush up on the Harlem Renaissance and Negro League Baseball, read biographies of famous African Americans, such as Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and more. 
  • The 1964 Freedom Summer by Rebecca Felix
  • William Wells Brown : an African American life by Ezra Greenspan
  • Double victory : how African American women broke race and gender barriers to help win World War II by Cheryl Mullenbach
  • Harlem Renaissance : art of Black America
  • Gateway to freedom : the hidden history of the underground railroad by Eric Foner
  • Life upon these shores : looking at African American history, 1513-2008 by Henry Louis Gates
  • Shades of glory : the negro leagues and the story of African-American baseball by Lawrence B. Hogan
  • The African-American century : how Black Americans have shaped our country by Henry Louis Gates
  • Finding a place called home : a guide to African-American genealogy and historical identity by Dee Woodtor
  • The blues is a feeling : voices & visions of African-American blues musicians by James Fraher
  • The African American presence in New York State history : four regional history surveys, with a selected list of African American historic sites for each region
  • Prince of darkness : the untold story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's first black millionaire by Shane White
  • Harlem Renaissance by Kelly King Howes
  • Freedom journey : Black Civil War soldiers and The Hills community, Westchester County, New York by Edythe Ann Quinn
  • The warmth of other suns: the epic story of America's great migration by Isabel Wilkerson
  • The search for the underground railroad in Upstate New York by Tom Calarco
  • Freedom train : the story of Harriet Tubman by Dorothy Sterling
  • The rebellious life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis
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