Celebrate Black History Month!


February is Black History Month!  To celebrate, we have gathered some great resources highlighting the Black experience:


Mark your calendars for our February 24th event – “Race Amity: America’s Other Tradition’ Film Viewing and Discussion with William H. Smith.” Learn more about the history of race amity and how cooperation and friendship between races has propelled change. This online event is free.  Please email mpl_mail@clamsnet.org to register and receive the Zoom link.

For other local events, visit the Woods Hole Diversity Advisory Committee’s Black History Month website. They have several virtual Black History Month events planned, including a virtual Harambee.  More information here: https://www.woodsholediversity.org/bhm-2021/



Learn about and celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans by reading one these titles – all available from CLAMS libraries!

Looking for more book recommendation for Black History Month?  Check out the Boston Public Library’s list of suggested titles here: https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/list/share/114085694_bostonpl_readersadvisory/1816477889_bostonpl_black_is_2021



From inspiring documentaries to stories of the everyday life, Kanopy’s Black History Month collection has something for everyone – including children!  Peruse the Kanopy Kids “Discover Black History” collection to inspire you little ones. (Visit this page for instructions on getting started with Kanopy.)


Online Resources:

Visit https://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/ for pictures, videos, audio recordings and other exhibits detailing the history of the African American experience.  This comprehensive website is a collaboration between The Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration.


Explore ProQuest’s new Black Freedom Struggle website, featuring expertly selected open primary source documents. Visitors will find historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom.

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