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Highlighted TUC Library Resources in Honor of Black History Month

by Julie Horwath on 2022-02-08T19:49:00-08:00 in Special Resource Lists | 0 Comments

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Highlighted TUC Library Resources in Honor of Black History Month

In recognition of Black History Month, the TUC Library has put together a list of resources for the TUC Community. It includes biographies of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, feature films including BlacKkKlansman and 12 Years a Slave, several streaming documentaries, and a large selection of ebooks. Please read on for the list.

The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story, 1st edition - Nikole Hannah-Jones, Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman, and Jake Silverstein, editors (Print book)

The African American Experience in Cyberspace: A Resource Guide to the Best Web Sites on Black Culture and History – Abdul Alkalimat 

African Americans and US Popular Culture – Kevern Verney

An Army of Lions: The Civil Rights Struggle Before the NAACP – Shawn Leigh Alexander

Before Jackie Robinson: The Transcendent Role of Black Sporting Pioneers – Gerald R. Gems

Black Camelot: African-American Culture Heroes In Their Times, 1960-1980 – William L. Van Deburg

Black Folk Then and Now (the Oxford W. E. B. du Bois): An Essay in the History and Sociology of the Negro Race – Henry Louis Gates, Jr., W. E. B. Du Bois, and Wilson J. Moses

Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850-1954: An Intellectual History – Stephanie Y. Evans

Blacks in Osteopathic Medicine: An Idea Whose Time Has Come – Darnita Anderson Hill  (Print book)

Children of the Movement: The Sons and Daughters of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, George Wallace, Andrew Young, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Bob Moses, James Chaney, Elaine Brown, And Others Reveal How the Civil Rights Movement Tested and Transformed Their Families – John Blake 

Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama – Peniel E. Joseph

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X – Les Payne and Tamara Payne (Print book)

Double V: The Civil Rights Struggle of the Tuskegee Airmen – Lawrence P. Scott and William M. Womack

Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and its Legacy – Susan M. Reverby

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 – Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blain, editors (Print only)

The Hill We Climb: An Inaugural Poem for the Country - Amanda Gorman (Print book)

His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope – Jon Meacham (Also in print)

Icons of African American Literature: The Black Literary World – Yolanda Williams Page

King: A Biography, 3rd edition- David Levering Lewis

King’s Dream: The Legacy of Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream Speech – Eric J. Sundquist and Mark Crispin Miller

Letter from Birmingham Jail – Martin Luther King, Jr.  (Print book)

Long is the Way and Hard: One Hundred Years of the NAACP – Kevern Verney, Lee Sartain, and Adam Fairclough

Maternal Metaphors of Power in African American Women’s Literature: From Phillis Wheatley to Toni Morrison – Geneva Cobb Moore and Andrew Billingsley

The Measure of a Man – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis – Kevin Mumford

Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers – Stephen Shames and Bobby Seale

The Richard Wright Encyclopedia – Jerry W.  Ward, Jr., Robert J. Butler

The Souls of Black Folk – Henry Louis Gates, Jr., W. E. B. Du Bois, Arnold Rampersad

Stars for Freedom: Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement – Emilie Raymond

Survival Pending Revolution: The History of the Black Panther Party – Paul Alkebulan

Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower – Deborah Gray White, Merline Pitre, Mia Bay, Elsa Barkley Brown, Leslie Brown, Sharon Harley, Darlene Clark Hine, Chana Kai Lee, Jennifer L. Morgan, and Neil Irvin Painter

The Thunder of Angels: The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the People Who Broke the Back of Jim Crow – Donnie Williams and Wayne Greenhaw

To Make Our World Anew: A History of African Americans – Robin D. G. Kelley and Earl Lewis

We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program – Richard Paul and Steven Moss

The Will of a People: A Critical Anthology of Great African American Speeches – Richard W. Leeman and Bernard K. Duffy


(streaming videos and DVDs)

I Am Not Your Negro—James Baldwin and Race (streaming)

Ken Burns: The Central Park Five (streaming)

BlacKkKlansman (DVD)

Hidden Figures (DVD)

12 Years a Slave (DVD)

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (streaming)

Selma (DVD)

Green Book (DVD)

Fences (DVD)

Miss Evers’ Boys (DVD)

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (DVD)

The Power to Heal Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution (DVD) 

The History of Black Music (streaming) Part 1 & Part 2 (click on which part you want to view)

Civil Warriors (streaming) CIVIL WARRIORS is a feature film about the experiences of two black families from upstate New York -- fathers and sons who enlisted in the United States Colored Troops (USCT) and fought in the American Civil War. 

Ida B. Wells: A Passion For Justice (streaming)

Fighting Back – (1957-1962) (streaming) States' rights loyalists and federal authorities collide in the 1957 battle to integrate Little Rock's Central High School, and again in James Meredith's 1962 challenge to segregation at the University of Mississippi

The Black Panthers - Vanguard of the Revolution (streaming)


(collections of streaming videos on specific topics)

Voting Rights Act Passed, U.S., 1965 (11 videos) 

U.S. Civil Rights Movement, 1966- (25 videos) 

Black History (66 Videos) 

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