African American History Month

February is African American History Month. This annual celebration recognizes the achievements of African Americans and highlights a collective history. This week we are concluding a month of celebrating African American History with our Serendipity Exhibit. In this week's exhibit you will find a wide variety of materials relating to African Americans, including pop culture, military involvement, slavery, schooling, etc.

Also, check out a staff pick this month highlighting an African American History Month resource.

Find a full list of items in our exhibit below, as well as more online via 1Search.

Call NumberTitleAuthorPublication Year
E181 .I26 2008If we must die : African American voices on war and peaceKarin L. Stanford2008
P94.5.A37 A367 2004African American communication & identities : essential readingsRonald L. Jackson2004
HV9950 .M55 2011Search and destroy : African-American males in the criminal justice systemJerome G. Miller2011
PN1997.2 .D43 2015Dear White People 2015
N6538.N5 A76 1999African Americans in art : selections from the Art Institute of ChicagoArt Institute of Chicago, Susan F. Rossen1999
F819.P57 W47 2005Race work : the rise of civil rights in the urban WestMatthew C. Whitaker2005
DT15 .A79 2003Afrocentricity, the theory of social changeMolefi Kete Asante2003
PS3560.O4813 K58 2004The known worldEdward P. Jones2004
PS3607.Y37 H66 2016HomegoingYaa Gyasi2016
PN1997 .B7219 2003Boyz n the hood 2003
PN1995.9.M86 D74 2007Dreamgirls 2007
E185.625 .T38 2003"Why are all the Black kids sitting together in the cafeteria?" : and other conversations about raceBeverly Daniel Tatum2003
E185.97.K5 D97 2001I may not get there with you : the true Martin Luther King, Jr.Michael Eric Dyson2001
LC1099.3 .D45 1995Other people's children : cultural conflict in the classroomLisa D. Delpi1995
NC910.5.W35 A4 2007Kara Walker : after the delugeKara Elizabeth Walke2007
PN1997.2 .P73 2010Precious (Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire) 2010
E29.A1 N45 2005Neither enemies nor friends : Latinos, Blacks, Afro- LatinosAnani Dzidzienyo; Suzanne Oboler2005
E444.J17 A3 2003Incidents in the life of a slave girlHarriet A. (Harriet Ann) Jacobs2003
E185.93.O7 P47 2011Perseverance : a history of African Americans in Oregon's Marion and Polk CountiesOregon Northwest Black Pioneers2011
F379.N553 Z454 2010bZeitounDave Eggers2010
GV1132.J6 U54 2005Unforgivable Blackness : The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson 2005
E444 .U63 2003Unchained memories : readings from the slave narratives 2003
E185.6 .U58653 2006The untold story of Emmett Louis TillKeith A. Beauchamp; Till Freedom Come Productions.; Thinkfilm2006
DT2990 .F85 2003Don't let's go to the dogs tonight : an African childhoodAlexandra Fuller2003
E185.615 .W465 2003Whitewashing race : the myth of a color-blind societyMichael K. Brown2003

Past Exhibits