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Posted on: February 5, 2021

Black History Month


In observation of Black History Month we invite you to enjoy relevant items from our collection thoughtfully curated by members of our staff.


Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Year – Tavis Smiley 

Negroland: A Memoir – Margo Jefferson 

The Nickel Boys – Colson Whitehead 

The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead 


Setting the Record Straight: American History in Black & White – David Barton 

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross: An Unprecedented Journey Through African Americans History – Henry Louis Gates, Jr. 

John Lewis: Good Trouble – Dawn Porter 

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me – Sammy Davis, Jr. 


A Black Woman’s History of the United States – Daina Ramey Berry/Kali Nicole Gross 

The Rest I Will Kill: William Tillman and the Unforgettale Story of How a Free Black Man Refused to Become a Slave – Brian McGinty 

Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo” – Zora Neal Hurston 

New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America – Wendy Warren 

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race – Margot Lee Shetterly 

African American Latino Relations in the 21st Century: When Cultures Collide – Karen Juanita Carillo 

Black Girl Unlimited: The Remarkable Story of a Teenage Wizard – Echo Brown 

Freedom Summer for Young People: The Violent Season That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy – Bruce Watson 

Stokely: A Life – Peniel E. Joseph 

We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide – Carol Anderson 

Dream: The Words and Inspiration of Martin Luther King, Jr. – Martin Luther King, Jr. 

His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope – Jon Meacham 

The Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited the Soul of Black America – Marcus J. Moore 

Black Beauty: A History and a Celebration – Ben Arogundade 

Black Lives, Native Lands, White Worlds: A History of Slavery in New England – Jared Hardesty 

African American Folklore – Stephen Currie 

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas 

A Promised Land – Barack Obama 

Stamped From The Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America – Ibram X. Kendi 

Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds

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