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Black History Month: Welcome


Explore our history!  Find critical resources on civil rights, identity, language, art, and music. Discover monumental figures, and locate important resources on African-Americans in American culture.

Check out our displays at Hillsboro and Arnold

The March

The March (1963) is a film by James Blue that chronicles the March for Jobs and Freedom, one of the largest demonstrations in the history of the US. August 28, 1963: over 200,000 people arrived at the Washington Mall to call for economic and legal parity for African Americans under US law. During this march, Martin Luther King, Jr delivered his famous 'I Have a Dream' speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Desegration of Schools

James Baldwin v. William Buckley Debate, 1965


Dr. Scott Holzer on the Harlem Renaissance

The Birth of a New Consciousness and the Origins of the Civil Rights Movement presentation by Jefferson College History Professor, Dr. Scott Holzer - February 28, 2014.

African-American Men in History

Muhammad Ali

Boxer (1942- )

Malcolm X

Activist/Leader (1925-1965)

Frederick Douglas

Abolitionist (1818-1895)

Jim Kelly

Martial Artist (1946-2013)

Thurgood Marshall

Judge (1908-1993)

Jackie Robinson

Baseball Player (1919-1972)

Spike Lee

Filmmaker (1957- )

Carter G. Woodson

Historian (1875-1950)

African-American Women in History

Michelle Obama

First Lady, Lawyer (1964- )

Josephine Baker

Dancer (1906-1975)

Rosa Parks

Activist (1913-2005)

Angela Davis

Activist (1944- )

Harriet Tubman

Abolitionist (1820-1913)

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Athlete (1962- )

Coretta Scott King

Activist (1927-2006)

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of The Beautiful Struggle and Between the World and Me.