Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month Atkins Library would like to shine the spotlight on three e-Resources this month.
These resources will help you study the important historical events that have shaped the history of African American’s and put into the context what we celebrate during Black History Month.
Provides historical and current information on African American history, society, and culture in 28 topical chapters. Includes a chronology, a chapter of important primary documents, directories of organizations and businesses, a bibliography of recently-published works, annotated lists of crucial court cases, a filmography, hundreds of brief biographies, and more than 650 photographs, illustrations, maps, and statistical charts within the text.(source)

A century and a half of the African American experience

A richly detailed record of the African American past
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, offers researchers invaluable primary sou
rces for such diverse disciplines as cultural, literary and social history; ethnic studies; and more. Users can compare and contrast African American views on practically every major theme of the American past.
Coverage spans life in the Antebellum South; the spread of abolitionism; growth of the Black church; the Emancipation Proclamation; the Jim Crow Era; the Great Migration to northern cities, the West and Midwest in search of greater opportunity; rise of the NAACP; the Harlem Renaissance; the civil rights movement; political and economic empowerment; and more. Teachers and students will find firsthand perspectives on notable Americans from Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington to W.E.B. Du Bois and Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as obituaries, advertisements, editorials and illustrations. (source)

The National Negro Business League was a business organization founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1900 by Booker T. Washington, with the support of Andrew Carnegie. The mission and main goal of the National Negro Business League was “to promote the commercial and financial development of the Negro.” The organization was formally incorporated in 1901 in New York, and established 320 chapters across the United States. 
An intuitive platform makes it all cross-searchable by subject or collection.
Date Range: 1901-1928
Content: 15,779 pages
Source Library: Library of Congress
Comprised of correspondence and memoranda, itineraries, lists, form letters, reports, press releases, speeches, programs and enrollment forms, Black Economic Empowerment: The National Negro Business League supports research and course work in African American studies, business and economic history, social history, and cultural studies. (source)