Black History Exhibit @ the Library

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library has an extensive collection of material to support research in the areas of African American history, the civil rights movement in America, race relations and other topics of special interest during Black History Month.

Segregation at the Univeristy of Alabama
Vivian Malone, one of the first African Americans to attend the University of Alabama, walks through a crowd that includes National Guard members and Deputy U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach in 1963. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.

We invite you to explore our collection, stopping by the Library to see selected material displayed in the interior lobby on the main floor. Libray staff have selected material which they found personally meaningful to them.

speakerAlso, listen to a podcast of Larry Mazon, Director of Institutional Diversity Initiatives, discuss the books and films which have affected him.


The Library staff also recommends the following online sources:

Harlem Renaissance 1900-1940 Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Harlem: 1900-1940 – An African American Community
an exhibition portfolio by by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library.

Water Fountain

The Library Of Congress (LOC) has exceptional online material:
African American History Month online exhibit by the LOC

Images from the LOC in honor of Black History Month.

Photo on right – sign outside water fountain in 1943 Maryland, courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Baseball and Jackie Robinson: Jackie Robinson & Other Baseball Highlights, 1860s-1960s

History Channel’s online exhibit in recognition of Black History Month
See videoclips of prominent Americans discussing race and civil rights, read biographies of famous Afrian Americans and much more.

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