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Celebrate Black History Month

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2011 marks the 95th celebration of Black History Month

Items from the Libraries' collections related to this year's theme, African Americans and the Civil War, are on display in the lobby of O'Neill Library through the month of February.


To celebrate Black History Month, the Libraries suggest the following:

See drawings from the Becker Collection.

Compare newspaper accounts of events leading up to and during the Civil War from African American Newspapers.

Read the Narrative of Sojourner Truth from Black Thought and Culture.

View a photo essay of the Underground Railroad in the Oxford Black Studies Center.

Watch the Ken Burns series on the Civil War from Films on Demand.

Browse books and other materials in the Boston College Library collections about African American participation in the Civil War.

Get a taste of ARTstor by browsing samples of their African and African American Studies images.

Follow up on anything you read and learn by exploring our African and African Diaspora Studies Databases (link to databases) and Research Guides.

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Attend an event on campus, see the Black History Month event calendar.

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