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Black History Month

Black History Month Resources

Black History Month 2021

The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity



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Black history has been celebrated in the U.S. every year since 1916 thanks to Dr. Carter G Woodson, founder of the study of Black history. During this month, we celebrate the achievements and contributions of Black Americans. Learn more about notable Black Americans and Black History Month on Infoplease or in our Biography in Context database. 

Event: Documentary Discussion on Zoom

Date & Time: Thursday, February 25 @ 1:00 PM

Description: Please join us for a Zoom discussion of the 2016 documentary I am Not your Negro. The film explores the history of racism in the 1970's through the eyes of James Baldwin and other stories of civil rights leaders such as Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr.  The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Fred D. Gilbert, Jr. and John T. Cawley.

How to Watch: The documentary can be watched for free on tubiTV. 




A  variety of virtual events is available for Black History Month from several organization. Many of the events are free and all are open to the public (registration required).


Smithsonian Museum:
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University of Arizona:

Presented as part of our Tucson Humanities Festival spring series, the College of Humanities and Africana Studies Program are hosting several events in February to celebrate Black History Month, including special guest speakers and an introduction of campus programs and activities. Full schedule: 

Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH):

ASALH Invites You to Attend the 2021 Virtual Black History Month Festival. Several events are free and open to the public on ASALH TV, the association’s premier YouTube channel!


Black History Month 2021
Books & eBooks from Our Collection



Black History Month 2021: Movies and Documentaries