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ARL Member Libraries Celebrate Black History Month 2022

Last Updated on July 9, 2022, 9:43 am ET

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The following list includes events, news stories, blog posts, resources, and exhibits from Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries in celebration of Black History Month 2022.

Events | News and Blog Posts | Resources and Exhibits

Events

Boston Public Library
Lowell Lecture—Philonise Floyd
February 2, 6–7:30 p.m. EST, online

New York Public Library
Live from NYPL: An Abolitionist’s Handbook: Patrisse Cullors and Frederick Joseph
February 2, 7–8:00 p.m. EST, online

Emory University Libraries
Jim Crow in the Asylum: Contesting Custody and Care in Southern Psychiatric Hospitals after WWII
February 3, 12–1:00 p.m. EST, online

Temple University Libraries
Family Reunion Planners Workshop
February 3, 2:00 p.m. EST, online

Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
Black Lit 2022
February 4, 6:00–8:00 p.m. EST, online and in person

Rutgers University Libraries
African American History Resources
February 7, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EST, online

University of Toronto Libraries and York University Libraries
Black History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2022 Kickoff Event
February 7, 1–2:30 p.m. EST, online

New York Public Library
Been Seen: The Photography of Zora J Murff
February 7, 6:30–8:00 p.m. EST, online

Rutgers University Libraries
Underground Railroad Sites of Greater Philadelphia
February 8, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EST, online

Library of Congress
Finding Pictures: African Americans in the Military
February 8, 12:00 p.m. EST, online

Harvard Law School Library
Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality
February 8, 12:30 p.m. EST, online

Library of Congress
Repatriates, Recaptives and African Abolitionists: The Untold Story of Liberia’s Founding in 1822
February 9, 12–1:00 p.m. EST, online

McGill Library
1919: The Year of the Revolutionary Black Messiah
February 10, 12–1:00 p.m. EST, online

The University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library
Books Versus Movies: The Best Picks for Black History Month
February 10, 12–1:00 p.m. MST, online

National Library of Medicine
What History Reveals: Slavery and the Development of US Gynecology
February 10, 2:00 p.m. EST, online

VCU Libraries
Annette Gordon-Reed “On Juneteenth”
February 10, 7–8:30 p.m. EST, online

UNC University LIbraries
Finding Baldwin: An Exploration of Belonging and Identity in Archives
February 11, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST, online

University of Toronto Libraries and York University Libraries
Black History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2022
February 11, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. EST, online

University of Kentucky Libraries
Symposium: bell hooks: A Legacy Rooted in Love
February 12, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. EST, online

Penn Libraries
Douglass Day: Celebrating 19th-Century Black Achievement
February 14, 12–3:00 p.m. EST, online and in person

Penn State University Libraries
Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon Featuring the Colored Conventions Project
February 14, 12–3:00 p.m. EST, online

New York Public Library
Between the Lines: And the Category Is…by Ricky Tucker
February 15, 6:30–8:00 p.m. EST, online

University of Maryland Libraries
Third Annual Black History Month Read-a-thon: Authenticity in Black Identities
February 17, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. EST, online

National Archives and Records Administration
National Archives Comes Alive! Young Learners Program: Meet Rosa Parks
February 17, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST, online

Rutgers University Libraries
Who Was Paul Robeson?
February 17, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EST, online

University of Toronto Libraries and York University Libraries
Black History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2022
February 18, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. EST, online

Rutgers University Libraries
Underground Railroad Sites of Greater Philadelphia
February 22, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EST, online

University of Missouri Libraries
Black History Month Exhibit and Talk: Black Health and Wellness
February 22, 3:00 p.m. CST, online

National Archives and Records Administration
A House Built by Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House
February 23, 5:00–6:00 p.m. EST, online

Library of Congress
The Maritime Underground Railroad
February 23, 7:00–7:45 p.m. EST, online

Rutgers University Libraries
Who Was Paul Robeson?
February 24, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EST, online

University of Toronto Libraries and York University Libraries
Black History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon 2022
February 25, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. EST, online

Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
Smithsonian 175th Film Fest: Black Aviators Videohistory Collection
February 25, 12:00 p.m. EST, online

Boston Public Library
The Color of Abolition: How a Printer, a Prophet, and a Contessa Moved a Nation
February 28, 6–7:00 p.m. EST, online

 

News and Blog Posts

The University of Alabama Libraries
Piece of History: MLK Letter from Birmingham Jail at Special Collections

University of Alberta Libraries
BHM: Celebrating Black Feminist Thought

Boston Public Library
Boston Public Library Celebrates Black History Month with Annual “Black Is…” Booklist & Special Events

The University of British Columbia Library
Collection Spotlight: Black History Month

University at Buffalo, SUNY, Libraries
UB Libraries Celebrate Black History Month

UCLA Library
Black History Month 2022 Quick Picks: Read, Watch, Follow

The University of Chicago Library
Celebrating Black History Month: Judge William Sylvester (“Syl”) White, Jr. (J.D. ’37)

University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
CU Boulder Students Have Something to Say for Black History Month

University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries
Black History Month at the George A. Smathers Libraries

University of Guelph Library
Cultivating and Celebrating Black Joy! New Online Collection Now Live

Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
Celebrating Black History Month

Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries
Black History Month

Library of Congress
Black History Month: Black Military History Crowdsourcing
Honoring African Americans: Barbering
Thurgood Marshall House–Pic of the Week

McGill Library
Black History Month | Library Resources & Initiatives

University of Michigan Press
Celebrate Black History Month with the University of Michigan Press!

National Archives and Records Administration
Rediscovering Black History: A Woman to Know: Aileen Bertha Stewart

New York Public Library
Treasures: Voices in Black History

Penn Libraries
Featured Books and DVDs: Black History Month

Princeton University Library
PUL Honors Black History Month

Rutgers University Libraries
Black History Month Events at Robeson Library

Simon Fraser University Library
Celebrate Black History Month with Books by and about Black Canadians

Syracuse University Libraries
Celebrating Black History Month

Vanderbilt University Jean & Alexander Heard Libraries
Black History Resources at Vanderbilt University Libraries

University of Virginia Library
Find Diasporic Streaming Content This Black History Month 2022 and Beyond

York University Libraries
Next Generation of Librarians and Archivists at York U Libraries Work to Address Critical Gap in Black Content

 

Resources and Exhibits

Black History Month website, combining resources from 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.

University of Alabama Libraries
George Washington Carver: An Uncommon Way photo exhibition

Boston Public Library
Black Is… 2022: 70 Books for Children, Teens, & Adults

University at Buffalo, SUNY, Libraries
Collection Spotlights: Black History Month

University of Calgary Libraries and Cultural Resources
Black History Month

UCI Libraries
Celebrating One and All: Black History

University of Cincinnati Libraries
African American Collections Guide

University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries
African American Studies Library Resources

Harvard Library

Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
Research guides on Black American Poetry, Black LGBTQ+ Poets, Black Philosophy & Thought, Black Art & Artists, Black Freedom Movements in American History, and Black History Month Streaming and DVD resources

Iowa State University Library
Black History Month Online Exhibit 2022

University of Kentucky Libraries

Library of Congress
Black History Month: A Commemorative Observances Legal Research Guide

Library of Congress/American Archive of Public Broadcasting
The Soul of Black Identity: Artist Interviews of the Post-Soul Era

 McGill Library

National Archives and Records Administration
African American History

New York Public Library

UNC University Libraries
Black Voices Matter

University of Oregon Libraries
Online Exhibit: Black History Month: Honoring Our Black Scholars @ UO Libraries

Penn Libraries

Penn State University Libraries
Display highlighting cartographic work by African Americans at the Donald W. Hamer Center for Maps and Geospatial Information

Rice University Library
Government Resources on Anti-Racism

University of Saskatchewan University Library
Black History Month

Syracuse University Libraries
Black History Month 2022

The University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library

Washington University in St. Louis University Libraries
Black [Data] History Timeline

Western Libraries
Music by Black Artists

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