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African American History Month: Home

Black History Month, or African American History Month, began as a weeklong celebration in 1926. Since the 1890s, Black communities celebrated the birthdays of two people considered to have a big impact on Black history in the US: Abraham Lincoln (February 12) and Frederick Douglass (February 14). In 1915, Dr. Carter G. Woodson was one of many people who traveled to Washington, DC, to participate in a national celebration of the 50th anniversary of nationwide emancipation. He was inspired by experiences from his trip to create an organization to promote the study of Black life and history. Soon after he helped to form what is now known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, the sponsors of Black History Month. -- nps.gov

Explore the identities of the African-American diaspora through our suggested reading list. Although this list is not meant to be exhaustive, we aim to share some of the perspectives of Black Americans today and how their stories have been shaped by history.

To request a book, click on the title or cover to use the Library Catalog to request items for pick-up.

You'll be notified by email when they are ready.

Easy Readers

Juvenile

Teen

Adult

Library Details

 

 

 

 

Ramstein Library Catalog

Ramstein Library
Building 409, Jefferson Avenue
06371-47-6667 / 480-6667
Pick-up hours
M-F 1000-1600

   

       

 

 

 

Vogelweh Library Catalog

Vogelweh Library
Building 2059, 5th Avenue
0631-536-7665 / 489-7665
Pick-up hours
M-F 1000-1400
Closed US Holidays

 

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