February is Black History Month!

Black History Month is a time to honor the contributions and legacy of African Americans across U.S. history and society—from activists and civil rights pioneers to leaders in industry, politics, science, culture and more.

Since 1976, every American president has endorsed a specific theme. The 2024 theme is ‘Art as a Platform for Social Justice.’ African American artists — poets, writers, visual artists, and dancers — have historically served as change agents through their crafts.

The bookstore has a wide selection of books, movies and music revolving around Black History – ask one of our volunteers where to find what you are looking for or browse our shelves dedicated to history, arts, poetry, biographies, novels and more!

Here are some recommended books

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas
  • A Promised Land
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
  • Can’t Hurt Me
  • Oprah
  • Will
  • Michelle Obama
  • Roots
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