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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