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Black History Month Resources

Posted by admin on February 1, 2022
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Are you looking to dive deeper into African American culture during Black History Month? Here is a list of media and resources to look into to further your knowledge of this special month: 

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Watch

  • High on The Hog
  • In Our Mother’s Gardens
  • A Ballerina’s Tale
  • Akeelah and the Bee
  • Glory Road
  • Hidden Figures
  • Queen of Katwe
  • Remember the Titans 
  • Ruby Bridges
  • Safety 
  • The Color of Friendship
  • The Gabby Douglas Story 
  • 42
  • The Help 
  • Just Mercy 
  • Selma
  • The Hate U Give

Find films in these list by the Jacksonville Public Library and St. Louis Today

 

Books

  • Begin Again by  Eddie Glaude Jr.
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker 
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas 
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • I Know why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 
  • Becoming by Michelle Obama 
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
  • Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley 

Looking for more here are 15 Books to Read During Black History Month and Beyond from the InnocenceProject.org

 

Musicians

  • Duke Ellington
  • Scott Joplin 
  • Florence Price
  • Ella Fitzgerald 
  • James Brown
  • Jessye Norman 
  • George Walker
  • Ray Charles 
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Chuck Berry 
  • Marvin Gaye
  • Aretha Franklin 
  • Prince 
  • Nat King Cole
  • Lauryn Hill
  • Otis Redding 

 

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