Suggestions for the list from: Megan Haught, Mary Page, Min Tong, Sandy Avila, Susan MacDuffee, Rebecca Hammond, Larry Cooperman, Cindy Dancel, Richard Harrison, Peggy Nuhn, and Martha Cloutier.
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Here at the library we are passionate about celebrating African American culture and history (no seriously, I got a massive amount of emails with suggestions).
The national celebration of African American History was started by Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard-trained historian and the founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, and first celebrated as a weeklong event in February of 1926. After a half century of overwhelming popularity, the event was expanded to a full month in 1976 by President Gerald Ford.
Here at the library we are passionate about celebrating African American culture and history (no seriously, I got a massive amount of emails with suggestions). We are proud to present our top 22 favorite books by, and/or about, African Americans, plus two streaming films.
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Haught, Megan M., "Featured Bookshelf: 2017 Black History Month" (2017). Featured Bookshelf. 9.