About Black History Month
Established in 1926 by noted African American historian Carter G. Woodson, Black History Month evolved to become a month-long event in 1976. February was selected because Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln have birthdays during the month. The annual event provides an opportunity to learn about the history, traditions, and contributions of Black Americans.
The theme for 2022 is Black Health and Wellness, and explores the multiple legacies of knowledge, scholarship, and practice around health and wellness, throughout the world of Black America. Read more about this year’s theme at Asalh: Black History Themes.
About the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion eBook Collection
According to LOUIS Libraries, "This perpetual access custom collection of eBooks was created by the Electronic Resources Working Group in conjunction with EBSCO for LOUIS member institutions. This collection enhances the representation of diverse cultures and viewpoints in library collections including Black Americans, LGBTQIA+, religious minorities, Indigenous peoples, Asian Americans, women, and more."
Below is a selection of materials that we've curated to help you learn more about the Black experience in America.
To access the eBooks:
If you cannot remember your LoLA username and password, you can reset it by following the steps on the LoLA homepage.
A collection of curated playlists that celebrate the Black community.
The podcasts listed below cover a variety of topics from history to current events to pop culture to social justice. Due to the nature of the discussions, some of the episodes may contain strong language.