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Celebrating Black History Month 2021 at ARL Member Libraries

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The following list includes events, exhibits, and resources at ARL Member libraries in celebration of Black History Month.

Events | Exhibits | News and Blog Posts | Resources

Events

Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
2021 Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge

University of Toronto Libraries
Black History Edit-a-thon (February 2021)

The University of Utah J. Willard Marriott Library
A Conversation with Meligha Garfield on Black Nerdiness
February 3, 12:00 p.m. MST

Emory University Libraries
Athlete. Scholar. Activist: Chapters in the Life of Dr. Pellom McDaniels
February 7, 3:00–4:00 p.m. EST

Yale University Library
Mondays at Beinecke: Walter Evans Collection of Frederick Douglass and Douglass Family Papers
February 8, 4:00 p.m. EST

UNC University Libraries
“All the Songs We Sing” Author Readings with the Carolina African American Writers’ Collective
February 9, 7:00–8:00 p.m. EST

University of Toronto Libraries
Black History Month Wikipedia Edit-A-thon
February 9, 1:00–2:00 p.m. EST

University of Michigan Library
Broadside and Lotus: Black-Owned Presses in Detroit
February 9, 4:00–5:00 p.m. EST

National Archives and Records Administration
Young Learners Program–Meet Harriet Tubman
February 11, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. EST

Cornell University Library
Frederick Douglass in 2021: Panel Discussion
February 11, 4:30–5:30 p.m. EST

Penn State University Libraries Center for Black Digital Research
Douglass Day
February 12–14

Cornell University Library
Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon
February 12, 12:00–2:00 p.m. EST

Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries
Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon
February 12, 12:00–2:00 p.m. EST

University of Michigan Library
Douglass Day 2021
February 12, 1:30–4:00 p.m. EST

Rutgers University Libraries
Frederick Douglass Day Transcribe-a-thon
February 15, 1:00–2:30 p.m. EST

Rutgers University Libraries
Who Was Paul Robeson?
February 15, 2:00 p.m. EST

University of Maryland Libraries
Black Joy–Second Annual Black History Month Read-a-Thon
February 16, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press
Sixth Annual African American Read-In: Lift Every Voice
February 16, 5:00–6:30 p.m. EST

New York Public Library
Launch of Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition
February 16, 7:00–8:30 p.m. EST

University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries
“Race Films” & Norman Studios
February 17, 11:00 a.m. EST

University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press
Sharing Mary Church Terrell’s Legacy: From Family Heirlooms to the National Mall and the Oberlin College Archives
February 17, 12:00 p.m. EST

Rutgers University Libraries
Exploring Special Collections and University Archives: Black History Resources
February 17, 4:00 p.m. EST

University of Kentucky Libraries
Black Teacher Archives Open House
February 19, 12:00 p.m. EST

University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries
Film screening: The Flying Ace (1926), a silent film inspired by the life of stunt pilot Bessie Coleman
February 21, 2:00 p.m. EST

Yale University Library and MIT Libraries
Ethnicity, Race, and Migration: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
February 22–26

Rutgers University Libraries
Who Was Paul Robeson?
February 22, 11:30 a.m. EST

Cornell University Library
African Quilting Traditions Workshop
February 22, 12:00–1:30 p.m. EST

UC San Diego Library
Connecting Communities to Improve Educational Equity
February 22, 10:00 a.m. PST

Cornell University Library
“Sporting Blackness” Book Talk
February 23, 4:00–5:00 p.m. EST

UC San Diego Library
A Conversation with Kevin Young, Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
February 24, 5:30 p.m. PST

UNC University Libraries
Off the Shelf Author Talk with Regina Bradley: Chronicling Stankonia: The Rise of the Hip-Hop South
February 25, 12:00–1:00 p.m. EST

University of Missouri Libraries
Historic Images of Black Families: A Discussion of the Ellis Library Exhibition
February 25, 1:00–2:00 p.m. EST

University of Kentucky Libraries
Black Lives Matter Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
February 25, 3:00–7:00 p.m. EST

Cornell University Library
Black in STEM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
February 25, 4:00–6:00 p.m. EST

 

Exhibits

UC Santa Barbara Library
A Historical Retrospective of Black Lives Matter through the Black Panther Party and African American Historical Collections

University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press

New York Public Library
Georgia on My Mind: Black Politicians in Congress

Simon Fraser University Library
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Street window art exhibition combining poetry by Otoniya J. Okot Bitek with portraiture by Chantal Gibson

Texas Tech University Libraries
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Unity in Community displays

 

News and Blog Posts

University of Alberta Library
Activism for a Black Future

The University of Arizona Libraries
Celebrating Black History Month and Black Narratives

UC Berkeley Library
In Times of Corona: Celebrating African American History Month and Latin America

Columbia University Libraries
Pierre Toussaint’s Portrait at Columbia

University of Georgia Libraries
Rare Historic Footage Discovered in Home Movies: UGA Libraries Preserves Film of Augusta’s African American Community

Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
Celebrating the Legacy of Augusta Baker

Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries
Black History Collections Spotlight: The African American Real Photo Postcard Collection

Library of Congress

University of Michigan Library
Building a “People’s Library”

University of Minnesota Libraries
Avenues to Black History

National Archives and Records Administration
Victory at Home and Abroad: Combating Segregation in the Armed Forces

NC State University Libraries
When MLK Met the KKK in Raleigh

University of Ottawa Library
Celebrate Black History Month!

Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies

University of Rochester River Campus Libraries
Black History Month with RBSCP: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservations Has Collections That Will Help You Celebrate and Explore Black History in Rochester

University of Virginia Library
Celebrating Black Excellence

VCU Libraries
McDonald’s Is a Staple in Black Neighborhoods. The Civil Rights Movement Shows Why

 

Resources

Boston Public Library
Black Is… Booklist 2021

University of Colorado Boulder Libraries
Celebrating Black Voices with Media Recommendations

Florida State University Libraries
A Reading List on Anti-racism and the Black Lives Matter Movement at FSU Libraries

Georgetown University Library
Library Favorites for Black History Month

Harvard Library

UIC University Library
New Books at Daley: More Black History Month Titles

Indiana University Bloomington Libraries
The Sounds of Black History Month Playlist

Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries
List of African American Composers, Lyricists, and Arrangers in the Lester S. Levy Sheet Music Collection

McGill Library

New York Public Library

Penn Libraries
Featured Books: Black History Month

Queen’s University Library

Rutgers University Libraries
Dana Library: Celebrating Black History Month

Texas A&M University Libraries
Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity

VCU Libraries
Video20th Annual VCU Libraries Black History Lecture Featuring Marcia Chatelain, Ph.D.

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