Explore African-American history through film and music

Through February the library will be exploring African-American history through film and music with a display of DVDs and CDs located downstairs in the media area.  January 16, 2012 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and February is Black History Month.  Take home a documentary, feature film, or music from legendary African-American filmmakers and performers.  We're highlighting jazz from our CD collection, especially boxed sets from luminaries such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, and Thelonius Monk.

For academic research on MLK, Jr, see our listing of print & electronic books and media (including streaming video) here in our catalog.

For research on the history of African-Americans, see our listing here.

Not sure where to begin?  Try our Best Bet for Starting Your Research: Black Studies.  You'll find excellent choices for background sources, books, articles and more!