Black History Month

Black History Month Resource Guide


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Celebrate Black History month by learning more about African American culture, people, and milestones. From multimedia websites, to local agency resources, you'll find them here. If you're having trouble locating the information you need, please contact one of our eighteen KDL branch locations.

Popular Books:

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Useful Websites:

African American Registry
"The largest online depository of Black American history in the world." A calendar-based series of Black American accomplishments from the Mayflower to the present.

Biography.com
A multimedia guide to figures, events, and milestones in Black History.

History.com
Details milestones, notable figures and more.

Wikipedia's Black History Month Page
Event information from the popular online community-created encyclopedia.

Biography Resource Center
A single stop for biographies on notable figures in literature, science, history, government, business, art, gender and multicultural studies and much more. Includes full-text magazine and newspaper articles and photos.
(Library card required)


Community Resources:

Grand Rapids African American Health Institute
GRAAHI's mission is "To promote health care parity in the Grand Rapids African American community through advocacy, education and research to achieve positive health outcomes."

Grand Rapids Public Library's African American Resources Wiki
A collection of books, biographies and additional online resources.

Michigan NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.


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