Black History Month Resources at the Library

February is Black History Month and the library has a number of electronic resources that celebrate February. Here are some eResources that have featured collections celebrating African-American History month.

OverDrive: On the front page of OverDrive, there is a collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks & streaming video.

  • eBooks: Gather Together in My Name (Maya Angelou), Twelve Years a Slave (Solomon Northup) and I Never Had It Made (Jackie Robinson)
  • eAudiobooks: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Frederick Douglass), The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Rebecca Skloot) and What I know for Sure (Oprah Winfrey)
  • Streaming video: Mr. Civil Rights, Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson and The Civil War (Ken Burns)

Hoopla: Hoopla has an easy to browse page for eBooks & eAudiobooks celebrating Black History month.  And remember with Hoopla - there is no waiting! Content is available immediately for download.

  • eBooks: The Color Purple (Alice Walker), Uncle Tom's Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe) and Malcolm X: A Biography (Steven Takamura)
  • eAudiobooks: 12 Years a Slave (Solmon Northup), Native Son (Richard Wright) and Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston)

Hoopla for Kids: Hoopla has an easy to browse page for eBooks & eAudiobooks specifically geared toward kids materials. And remember with Hoopla - there is no waiting! Content is available immediately for download.

  • eBooks: Slavery in America (Ciara Campbell), The Rise of the Jim Crow Era (Maria Hussey) and Let Them Play (Margot Theis Raven)
  • eAudiobooks: Barack Obama (Nikki Grimes), Because They Marched (Russell Freedman) and A Spy Called James (Anne Rockwell)

Biography in Context: Comprehensive database of biographical information. Includes full text biographical articles from many popular magazines. Click here to access the database from home.

Featured Video: Martin Luther King Jr. Leads the March on Washington. 

US History in Context: One-stop source for U.S. including primary documents, full-text articles, images, maps and more. Click here to access the database from home.

Featured Video: Lincoln Speeches: Emancipation Proclamation

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