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Posted on: February 5, 2021

[ARCHIVED] 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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