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African American History Month  

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This Library Guide highlights many of the resources available for research and study on African American history, life and culture.

African American History month is a time when we reflect upon and pay tribute to the generations of African Americans who worked and sacrificed to ensure a more equal society for all.

The Berkeley College Libraries will be hosting a number of themed events throughout the month.  Please be sure to click on the tab for "What's Going on at Your Campus" for detailed campus information.

The Origin of Black History Month

Freedom Riders

From the acclaimed PBS series American Experience, Freedom Riders tells the story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists who in 1961 challenged segregation in the American South.



    Black History Month

    National Museum of African American History & Culture

    "The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution."


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