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Black History Month

In this guide, you will find information about Black History Month and resources supporting each year's theme. Updated for 2023!


Welcome to the Black History Month LibGuide!  In this guide, you will find information and resources about Black History Month, and resources supporting each year's theme. 

If you don't find what you're looking for or have any questions, contact the library!

About Black History Month

This video from Stanford historian Michael Hines discusses the beginnings and the evolution of Black History Month. 

Important Note

On this guide we have included some resources that we recommend, but are not available through the MCPHS Libraries.  For these resources, we have set up the links to redirect to the Boston Public Library, as many members of the MCPHS community are able to use their resources.  If you are not able to use the Boston Public Library, feel free to find these resources at your own library!

Want to sign up for a Boston Public Library eCard?  Learn to do so here. Not eligible for a Boston Public Library eCard? Find these items in your local library in WorldCat.

Nonfiction Books

Between The World And Me
A Black Women's History of the United States
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
The Warmth of Other Suns
All Boys Aren't Blue
Sister Outsider
The Matter of Black Lives
Black Love Matters
The New Jim Crow
High on the Hog
How We Fight for Our Lives
The 1619 Project
Four Hundred Souls

Fiction Books

Parable of the Sower
The Bluest Eye
Invisible Man
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Red at the Bone
The Love Songs of W. E. B. du Bois
The Vanishing Half
The Color Purple
The Water Dancer

Online Resources

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