Welcome to the African American History Month Resource Guide, which highlights books, articles, websites, and other resources on African American history and heritage.
African American History Month is a national celebration to pay tribute to the contributions generations of African Americans have made to American history, society and culture. It is also observed in Canada and the United Kingdom, for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.
African American History Month is an annual observance celebrated throughout the month of February. Founded in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, it was originally a week-long celebration known as Negro History Week. Fifty years later, in 1976 (the nation's bicentennial), the federal government recognized and expanded the week-long observance to a month-long one.
Exploring the power of Black women in the African Diaspora and across the United States
CCSF Virtual Book Display inspired by the 2021 Association for the Study of African American Life and History theme, "The Black Family: Representation Identity and Diversity"
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