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Collection Highlights – Black History Month

Posted Jan 31, 2020

Our latest Collection Highlights are on display in the glass case in the library lobby. We are featuring highlights from our collection in honor of Black History Month.

“Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time to pay tribute to the extraordinary and critical role African Americans have played in shaping U.S. history.”


The items on display are:

  • Jim Crow capital: women and Black freedom struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945 by Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy - Stacks E 185.86 M87 2018   
  • The lost education of Horace Tate: uncovering the hidden heroes who fought for justice in schools by Vanessa Siddle Walker - Stacks LC 2802 S9 W35 2018
  • African Americans and the First Amendment: the case for liberty and equality by Timothy C. Shiell - Stacks KF 4757 S54 2019                                                
  • Unexampled courage: the blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring by Richard Gergel - Stacks E 185.61 G37 2019  
  • The Hollywood Jim Crow: the racial politics of the movie industry by Maryann Erigha - Stacks PN 1995.9 N4 E74 2019
  • Integration now: Alexander v. Holmes and the end of Jim Crow education by William P. Hustwit - Stacks LC 214.22 M7 H87 2019  
  • Separate: the story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America's journey from slavery to segregation by Steve Luxenberg - Stacks KF 223 P56 L88 2019
  • Upending the ivory tower: civil rights, black power, and the Ivy League by Stefan M. Bradley - Stacks LC 2781 B72 2018