Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Black History Month: Great New Resources for our African American History LibGuide

February is Black History Month. This year the theme is At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington and we have created a new page in our African American History LibGuide with great resources to cover it.

Read about the history of African Americans, including books, articles, streaming media, primary and secondary sources. COM Library's LibGuides are media rich and feature embedded videos, podcast feeds, RSS feed, books from the library catalog, and more. Go to the guide!

New Features:

-Watch The March on Washington, 1963 (Emancipation & March on Washington Page).
-Watch NBC's Martin Luther King, Jr.: Look Here (30:00) from 1957 (Find Media page).
-Go to EyeWitness to History: President Lincoln Signs the Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 (Emancipation & March on Washington Page).`
-Read The dream : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the speech that inspired a nation (Emancipation & March on Washington Page).

More Features:

-View historical photographs from the Library of Congress (Home page).
-Read and download full text classics like Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington (eBooks page).
-Watch our YouTube playlist of historical events in African American history, starting with the 1968 King Assassination report from Walter Cronkite (Find Media page).

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