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Black History Month: Home


In honor of February being Black History Month, the University Libraries is highlighting a variety of resources celebrating and paying tribute to the contributions of African American culture and achievement, including books & eBooks, databases, and external websites. 

History of Black History Month

Photo of Carter G. Wilson

"In 1926, Dr. [Carter G.] Woodson initiated the celebration of Negro History Week, which corresponded with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, this celebration was expanded to include the entire month of February, and today Black History Month garners support throughout the country as people of all ethnic and social backgrounds discuss the black experience." 

From the Association for the Study of African American Life and History.


Special Collections & Archives at the Wright State University Libraries