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February is African American/Black History Month

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Held every February in the United States and Canada, Black History Month is both a celebration and a dedicated time to remember the role African Americans have played in our history. Created in 1926 as Negro History Week, it was expanded to a full month in 1976.

In celebration of Black History Month we have two book displays for you to browse and take home. The gallery book display highlights the 2016 Black History Month theme “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories”. The display across from circulation features books from the Frederick Douglass Collection. The FDC serves as a information source on African American history and culture, while giving citizens an opportunity to understand the widespread contributions of African Americans.  Currently consisting of over 2,000 titles the collection continues to grow. You can search the entire collection in our online catalog simply using “FDC” as a word or phrase.

For more information on Black History Month, check out these sources:

African American History Month
Time
History Channel
ASALH
PBS

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