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  African American History Month (Feb. 2020)  

2020 Theme:  African Americans and the Vote

 

African American History Month is celebrated each February since 1926 when Dr. Carter G. Woodson sought to commemorate the contributions of people of African descent in the United States. 2020 marks the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement as well as the 150th Anniversary of the 15th Amendment and the right of black men to the ballot after the Civil War.

As set by the ASALH (Association for the Study of African American Life and History) this year’s theme speaks to the ongoing struggle of black men and black women for the right to vote, the rise of black elected and appointed officials, campaigns for equal rights legislation, as well as the role of blacks in political parties.

 

The following is a selected list of recently published books, videos, and websites that will help you learn more about African American history with an emphasis on this year’s theme. All books and videos are available at the Norfolk Public Library, and the websites may be viewed online at any of the public computer stations located in the library or from home. Additional assistance is available at your local branch library. The Sargeant Memorial Collection staff members at the Norfolk Public Library can also provide assistance researching local African-American history and genealogy.

Adult

Yes We Did: Photos and Behind-the-Scenes Stories Celebrating Our First African American President

Lawrence Jackson · TarcherPerigee
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

"Eight years in the White House went by so fast. That's why I'm so grateful that Lawrence was there to capture them. I hope you enjoy his work as much as I do."
--From the foreword by Barack Obama

When Lawrence Jackson took the job as White House photographer in early...
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A Fool's Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture during the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump

Lonnie G. Bunch III · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Founding Director Lonnie Bunch's deeply personal tale of the triumphs and challenges of bringing the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to life. His story is by turns inspiring, funny, frustrating, quixotic, bittersweet, and above all, a compelling read.

In...
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Why the Vote Wasn't Enough for Selma

Karlyn Forner · Duke University Press Books
Pages: 376
Format: Hardcover

In Why the Vote Wasn't Enough for Selma Karlyn Forner rewrites the heralded story of Selma to explain why gaining the right to vote did not bring about economic justice for African Americans in the Alabama Black Belt. Drawing on a rich array of sources, Forner illustrates how voting...
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Granddaddy's turn : a journey to the ballot box

Andy T Jones; Eric Stein; Michael S Bandy; James Ransome; JD Jackson; All authors


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Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter

Kerri K. Greenidge · Liveright
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

This long-overdue biography reestablishes William Monroe Trotter's essential place next to Douglass, Du Bois, and King in the pantheon of American civil rights heroes.

William Monroe Trotter (1872- 1934) , though still virtually unknown to the wider public, was an unlikely...

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Conviction: The Murder Trial That Powered Thurgood Marshall's Fight for Civil Rights

Denver Nicks · Lawrence Hill Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

On New Year's Eve, 1939, a horrific triple murder occurred in rural Oklahoma. Within a matter of days, investigators identified the killers: convicts on work release who had been at a craps game with one of the victims the night before. As anger at authorities grew, political pressure...
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Becoming

Michelle Obama · Crown Publishing Group
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir by the former First Lady of the United States

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK * NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER

In a life filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most...
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The Women's Suffrage Movement

Sally Roesch Wagner · Penguin Classics
Pages: 560
Format: Paperback

An intersectional anthology of works by the known and unknown women that shaped and established the suffrage movement, in time for the 2020 centennial of women's right to vote, with a foreword by Gloria Steinem

Comprised of historical texts spanning two centuries, The Women's...
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Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights

Gretchen Sorin · Liveright
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

How the automobile fundamentally changed African American life -- the true history beyond the Best Picture-winning movie.The ultimate symbol of independence and possibility, the automobile has shaped this country from the moment the first Model T rolled off Henry Ford's assembly line....
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Lighting the Fires of Freedom: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement

Bell, Janet Dewart

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The Truths We Hold: An American Journey

KAMALA HARRIS · Penguin Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country.

Senator Kamala Harris's commitment to speaking...
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One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy

CAROL ANDERSON · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, the startling--and timely--history of voter suppression in America, with a foreword by Senator Dick Durbin.

In her New York Times bestseller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare...

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Overground Railroad: The Green Book and the Roots of Black Travel in America

Candacy Taylor · Abrams Press
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the "black travel guide to America." At that time, it was very dangerous and di cult for African-Americans...
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Black Utopia: The History of an Idea from Black Nationalism to Afrofuturism

Alex Zamalin · Columbia University Press
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Within the history of African American struggle against racist oppression that often verges on dystopia, a hidden tradition has depicted a transfigured world. Daring to speculate on a future beyond white supremacy, black utopian artists and thinkers offer powerful visions of ways of being...
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March: Book One

John Lewis · Top Shelf Productions
Pages: 121
Format: Paperback

Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from...
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The Most Defining Moments in Black History According to Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory · Amistad
Pages: 236
Format: Hardcover

NAACP 2017 Image Award Winner

With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America.

A friend of luminaries...

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Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words

Reyburn, Susan · UNIV OF GEORGIA PR


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The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism

HOWARD BRYANT · Beacon Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Following in the footsteps of Robeson, Ali, Robinson and others, today's Black athletes re-engage with social issues and the meaning of American patriotism

Named a best book of 2018 by Library Journal

It used to be that politics and sports were as separate from one another...
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Official Guide to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Kathleen M Kendrick · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

This fully illustrated guide to the Smithsonian's newest museum takes visitors on a journey through the richness and diversity of African American culture and the history of a people whose struggles, aspirations, and achievements have shaped the nation. Opened in September 2016, the National...
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Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Escaped Slavery and Became Millionaires

SHOMARI WILLS · Amistad
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The astonishing untold history of America's first black millionaires - former slaves who endured incredible challenges to amass and maintain their wealth for a century, from the Jacksonian period to the Roaring Twenties - self-made entrepreneurs whose unknown success mirrored that of American...

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Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream

Blair Imani · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

A powerful illustrated history of the Great Migration and its sweeping impact on Black and American culture, from Reconstruction to the rise of hip hop.Over the course of six decades, an unprecedented wave of Black Americans left the South and spread across the nation in search of a better...
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Van Wyck Book Club Selections

Between the World and Me

Ta-Nehisi Coates · Random House Audio
Format: Audiobook on CD

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST * Hailed by Toni Morrison as "required reading," a bold and personal literary exploration of America's racial history by "the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States" (The New York...
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The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

Toni Morrison · Random House Large Print
Pages: 544
Format: Large Print

Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.The Source of Self-Regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind and style,...
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Juvenile

Thurgood

Jonah Winter · Schwartz & Wade
Pages: 40
Format: Library Binding

Thurgood Marshall--the first black justice on the Supreme Court and a giant of the civil rights movement--jumps to life in this inspiring picture-book biography from an award-winning author and six-time Coretta Scott King, four-time Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator.Thurgood Marshall...
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Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March

Elspeth Leacock · Dial Books
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

A memoir of the Civil Rights Movement from one of its youngest heroesAs the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed eleven times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside...
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Granddaddy's Turn

Michael S. Bandy · Candlewick
Format: Hardcover

Based on the true story of one family's struggle for voting rights in the civil rights-era South, this moving tale shines an emotional spotlight on a dark facet of U.S. history.Life on the farm with Granddaddy is full of hard work, but despite all the chores, Granddaddy always makes...
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The Slave Who Went to Congress

Frye Gaillard · NewSouth Books
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

In 1870 Benjamin Turner, who spent the first 40 years of his life as a slave, was elected to the U.S. Congress. He was the first African American from Alabama to earn that distinction. In a recreation of Turner's own words, based on speeches and other writings that Turner left behind,...
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Superheroes Are Everywhere

Kamala Harris · Philomel Books
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

From Senator Kamala Harris comes a picture book memoir with an empowering message: Superheroes are all around us--and if we try, we can all be heroes too.

Before Kamala Harris became a district attorney and a United States senator, she was a little girl who loved superheroes. And when...
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John Lewis: Courage in Action

Matt Doeden · Lerner Pub Group
Pages: 48
Format: Library Binding

John Lewis is known as one of the most courageous leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Inspired as a boy by the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Lewis would go on to spend more than fifty years fighting for equal rights. Lewis used nonviolent protest methods, participated...
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The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne

Lesa Cline-Ransome · Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

"A solid treatment of an important but little-known figure, and it may prompt kids to think about the role and composition of a free press." - BCCB "Cline-Ransome tells [Ethel Payne's] story with economy and drive. 'Somebody had to do the fighting,' she quotes...
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Parker Looks Up: An Extraordinary Moment

Parker Curry · Aladdin
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

A visit to Washington, DC's National Portrait Gallery forever alters Parker Curry's young life when she views First Lady's Michelle Obama's portrait.

When Parker Curry came face-to-face with Amy Sherald's transcendent portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama at the National Portrait...
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The Truths We Hold: An American Journey

Kamala Harris · Philomel Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Now adapted for young readers, Senator Kamala Harris's empowering memoir about the values and inspirations that guided her life.As the first woman, African American, and South Asian American to become attorney general of California, and the second black woman ever elected to the U.S....
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Give Us the Vote!: Over Two Hundred Years of Fighting for the Ballot

Rubin, Susan Goldman · HOLIDAY HOUSE INC

The corruption, activism, heroic efforts, and ongoing struggles for the right to vote are chronicled by an award-winning nonfiction author. For over 200 years, people have marched, gone to jail, risked their lives, and even died trying to get the right to vote in the United States. Others,...
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Child of the Dream

Sharon Robinson · Scholastic Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

An incredible memoir from Sharon Robinson about one of the most important years of the civil rights movement.

In January 1963, Sharon Robinson turns thirteen the night before George Wallace declares on national television "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation...
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Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer: The Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement

Carole Boston Weatherford · Candlewick Press
Pages: 34
Format: Print book

A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A 2016 John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner

Stirring poems and stunning collage illustrations combine to celebrate the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of equal voting rights.

"I am sick...
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The Civil Rights Movement

Eric Braun · Lerner Pub Group
Pages: 32
Format: Library Binding

Civil rights have been in the news with the rise of Black Lives Matter, Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem at NFL games, and more. Yet civil rights activists have many other causes they are fighting for, such as calling attention to police brutality and combating...
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Let the Children March

Monica Clark-Robinson · HMH Books for Young Readers
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover

I couldn't play on the same playground as the white kids.
I couldn't go to their schools.
I couldn't drink from their water fountains.
There were so many things I couldn't do.
In 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, thousands of African American children...
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What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?: The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan

Chris Barton · Beach Lane Books
Pages: 48
Format: Hardcover

"When Barbara Jordan talked, we listened." - Former President of the United States, Bill Clinton

Congresswoman Barbara Jordan had a big, bold, confident voice - and she knew how to use it! Learn all about her amazing career in this illuminating and inspiring picture book...
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Little Legends: Exceptional Men in Black History

Vashti Harrison · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Vashti Harrison shines a bold, joyous light on black men through history.An important book for readers of all ages, this beautifully illustrated and engagingly written volume brings to life true stories of black men in history. Among these biographies,...
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Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History

Vashti Harrison · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

A NEW YORK TIMES INSTANT BESTSELLER!A USA TODAY BESTSELLER!
This beautifully illustrated New York Times bestseller introduces readers of all ages to 40 women who changed the world.
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A Child's Introduction to African American History: The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country

Jabari Asim · Black Dog & Leventhal
Pages: 96
Format: Hardcover

A comprehensive, entertaining look at heroes, heroines, and critical moments by award-winning author Jabari Asim, The Child's Introduction to African American History is written for young readers aged 8 to 12 and includes a timeline poster of pivotal moments.

Jabari Asim...
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Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present

Andrea Pippins · Wide Eyed Editions
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

"...to be revisited again and again ... The candy-colored pages and straightforward stories are hard to resist ... " -The New York Times

"...diverse collection of iconic figures ... vibrantly illustrated ... beautifully crafted volume ... " -Kirkus...
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Kinky, Curly, Fuzzy, Wavy

Mrs. Demia Lindsey- Mitchell · LSECs Childrens Books
Pages: 38
Format: Paperback

Kinky, Curly, Fuzzy, Wavy is a brilliantly written story about a young girl's natural hair journey. With clever rhyme and alluring rhythm, she eloquently describes all of the fun, versatile, and creative ways in which she wears her beautiful hair. The visually captivating illustrations...
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A Dance Like Starlight: One Ballerina's Dream

Kristy Dempsey · Penguin Group USA
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

A story of little ballerinas with big dreams.Little ballerinas have big dreams. Dreams of pirouettes and grande jetes, dreams of attending the best ballet schools and of dancing starring roles on stage. But in Harlem in the 1950s, dreams don't always come true - they take a lot of work...
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Brave Ballerina: The Story of Janet Collins

Michelle Meadows · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 32
Format: Hardcover

A lyrical picture book biography of Janet Collins, the first African American principal dancer at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Janet Collins wanted to be a ballerina in the 1930s and 40s, a time when racial segregation was widespread in the United States. Janet pursued dance...

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Young Adult

One Person, No Vote

Carol Anderson · Bloomsbury YA
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, the startling--and timely--history of voter suppression in America, with a foreword by Senator Dick Durbin.In her New York Times bestseller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that...
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We Are Not Yet Equal: Understanding Our Racial Divide

Carol Anderson · Bloomsbury YA
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Carol Anderson's White Rage took the world by storm, landing on the New York Times bestseller list and best book of the year lists from New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Chicago Review of Books. It launched her as an in-demand...

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Yes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House

Molly Dillon · Schwartz & Wade
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"An excellent guide to the how and why of a life of public service." --Amy Poehler

Return to President Obama's White House in this anthology for young women by young women, featuring stories from ten inspiring young staffers who joined his administration in their 20s with...
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Black Enough: Stories of Being Young & Black in America

Ibi Zoboi · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Edited by National Book Award finalist Ibi Zoboi, and featuring some of the most acclaimed bestselling Black authors writing for teens today - Black Enough is an essential collection of captivating stories about what it's like to be young and Black in America.

Black is...sisters...

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SLAY

Brittney Morris · Simon Pulse
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"Gripping and timely." - People

"The YA debut we're most excited for this year." - Entertainment Weekly

"A book that knocks you off your feet while dropping the kind of knowledge that'll keep you down for the count. Prepare to BE slain."...
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All the Days Past, All the Days to Come

Mildred D. Taylor
Format: Hardcover


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Saving Savannah

Tonya Bolden · Bloomsbury YA
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From acclaimed author Tonya Bolden comes the story of a teen girl becoming a woman on her own terms against the backdrop of widespread social change in the early 1900s.Savannah Riddle is lucky. As a daughter of an upper class African American family in Washington D.C., she attends one of the most...
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Tyler Johnson Was Here

Jay Coles · Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The Hate U Give meets All American Boys in this striking and heartbreaking debut novel, commenting on current race relations in America.
When Marvin Johnson's twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless...
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On The Come Up

ANGIE THOMAS · Balzer + Bray
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

This is the highly anticipated second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U Give.

Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least win her first battle. As the daughter of an underground...

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Swing

Kwame Alexander · Blink
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Things usually do not go as planned for seventeen-year-old Noah. He and his best friend Walt (aka Swing) have been cut from the high school baseball team for the third year in a row, and it looks like Noah's love interest since fifth grade, Sam, will never take it past the "best...

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Dear Martin

Nic Stone · Ember
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

"Powerful, wrenching." -JOHN GREEN, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down

"Raw and gripping." -JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling coauthor of All American Boys

"A must-read!" -ANGIE...
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DVDs

Marshall

Reginald Hudlin

About a young Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career defining cases.
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Black Panther


Format: DVD

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BlacKkKlansman

John David Washington · Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Format: DVD

From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. In the early 1970s, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a difference, he bravely sets...

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Whitney

Kevin MacDonald · Lions Gate
Format: DVD

This documentary chronicles the tragic career of iconic singer Whitney Houston, who achieved pop superstardom before her death in 2012 at age 48. Archive footage is intercut with interviews with Houston's family and friends, including producer Clive Davis, ex-husband Bobby Brown and her mother,...
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I Am Not Your Negro

Hubert Gendebien, Raoul Peck, Ives Swennen · Magnolia Home Entertainment
Format: DVD

Master documentary filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin's original words and a flood of rich archival material. A journey into black history that connects the past...

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Hidden Figures

Taraji P. Henson · 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history.  Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson...

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Nina

Zoe Saldana · Image Entertainment
Format: DVD

The life and story of late jazz musician and classical pianist Nina Simone, with a look at her rise to fame and the relationship between her and her manager, Clifton Henderson. Rated NR. 

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African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Henry Louis Gates Jr. · PBS Distribution
Format: DVD video

Explore with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed-forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable...
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Dance Like Starlight, A: One Ballerina's Dream

Kristy Dempsey · Dreamscape Media, LLC
Format: eVideo

Little ballerinas have big dreams. Dreams of pirouettes and grande jetes, dreams of attending the best ballet schools and of dancing starring roles on stage. But in Harlem in the 1950s, dreams don't always come true - they take a lot of work and a lot of hope. And sometimes hope is hard...
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Online Databases

Use your Norfolk Public Library card number for access to these and more resources found on our database page at http://www.norfolkpubliclibrary.org/research/databases

Biography in Context - Outstanding research support with 600,000+ biographical entries.

Credo - Educational content for K-12 students and adults, informational videos and tutorials plus interactive homework and tutorial help with online teachers in Math, Science, English & SAT.

Norfolk Journal and Guide 1916-2003 - This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with articles from the Norfolk Journal and Guide, 1916-2003.

Websites

African American History

Library of Congress: African American History Browse or search primary sources and reference information in categories of African-American history.

 

African American History Month

https://africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/ The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society with a combined website of resources, exhibits, collections, and event information.

 

African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: www.wisconsinhistory.org/libraryarchives/aanp/freedom/ The digitized, full text issues of the first African-American owned and operated newspaper, The Freedom Journal.

African American History

Library of Congress: African American History Browse or search primary sources and reference information in categories of African-American history.

 

African American History Month

https://africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/ The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society with a combined website of resources, exhibits, collections, and event information.

 

African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: www.wisconsinhistory.org/libraryarchives/aanp/freedom/ The digitized, full text issues of the first African-American owned and operated newspaper, The Freedom Journal.

Juvenile and Young Adult Websites

Culture and Change: Black History in America

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bhistory/

An interesting website by Scholastic Publishing which allows students to publish their own writings, listen to jazz music and explore history through its interactive timeline.

 

History Channel: Black History Month

www.history.com/topics/black-history-month

Contains an interactive timeline, videos, African-American facts, milestones, maps and 65 icons of black history.