Black History Month is a commemoration of African American contributions to U.S. history, held every February. During this month, we recognize leaders, artists, authors and activists, and the impact that African American history and culture have had on the nation as a whole.
The month-long celebration familiar to our generation is an outgrowth of Negro History Week, which was launched in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson (pictured at left), a Harvard-educated historian whose hope was to focus attention on the long-neglected field of African American studies.
Stop by the NCC Mack Library to see our Black History Month book display, that covers many people, time periods and topics. Click here to visit last year's presentation by librarian Rayah Levy, entitled The Whole World Is Watching.
Here is just a sample of the NCC Libraries' newest resources on Black History. For more information, search the African American Experience database. For help with using the database, speak to a Reference Librarian or call us at 610-861-5359.
African American Foodways: Explorations of History and Culture
by Anne L. Bower
TX 715 .A2428 2009 New Books, Main
Slave Songs and the Birth of African American Poetry
by Lauri Ramey
PS 310 .N4 R36 2008 New Books, Main
Hog and Hominy: Soul Food From Africa to America
by Frederick Douglass Opie
TX 715 .O548 2008 Stacks, Main
The Slaves' War: The Civil War in the Words of Former Slaves
by Andrew Ward
E 464 .W29 2008 Stacks, Main
The Cambridge Companion to the Harlem Renaissance
by George Hutchinson
PS 153 .N5 C345 2007 Stacks, Main
Freedom's Journal: The First African-American Newspaper
by Jacqueline Bacon
PN 4899 .N42 F743 2007 Stacks, Main and Monroe
by Nathan Irvin Huggins
E 185.6 .H858 2007 Stacks, Main
On the Shoulders of Giants: My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance
by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
GV 884 .A24 A32 2007 Stacks, Main
African American National Biography
by Henry Louis Gates
E 185.96 .A446 2008 (8 vols.) Reference, Main and Monroe
Woodson, Carter G. Photograph. Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Web. 1 Feb. 2010. https://libprox.northampton.edu/login?url=http://search.eb.com/eb/art-122513/Carter-G-Woodson-1910s
Woodson, Carter G. Article. Encyclopedia Britannica Online. Web. 1 Feb. 2010. https://libprox.northampton.edu/login?url=http://search.eb.com/eb/article-9077426