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Use this resource to discover information about famous black Americans. Read books by and about African Americans. Watch some DVDs on the Civil Rights Movement or investigate our databases and create an excellent report for a school project.
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Biography, Genealogy, & Literature

  • Biography in Context  Icon  Icon
    Read about the lives of famous African Americans such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, and more.
  • Gale Genealogy Connect  Icon  Icon
    Trace your family tree using these e-books. Type "African American" in the search box located near the top of the page.
  • HeritageQuest Online  Icon
    Begin your genealogy search! This database is available remotely with your library card.
  • LitFinder (Literature Find)  Icon  Icon
    Locate and read poems, essays, short stories, speeches, and plays by or about African Americans. For example, select "Person - By or About" and enter the name of an individual with the last name first, such as "King, Martin Luther".
  • NoveList Plus  Icon  Icon
    Find novels that feature African American characters. You may also find similar authors to some of your favorites, including Terry McMillan and Alice Walker, by selecting the Author Read-alikes link on the homepage.

Downloadable Media

  • OverDrive - Downloadable E-books, Audiobooks and Videos  Icon
    Find downloadable media relating to African Americans and black history. Once you have reached the homepage of Overdrive, type "African American" in the search box located near the top of the page.
  • hoopla  Icon
    Hoopla is an exciting product that allows you to stream movies, TV, audio books and music from anywhere you want to be. You can stream directly from your personal computer, smartphone or tablet. Once you have reached the homepage of hoopla, type "African American" in the search box located near the top of the page.

Library Materials

If you are looking for kids and teens resources, check out this page.

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Books About Black History
Use these books to learn more about black history. This collection includes titles on the arts, culture, education, politics, and society.

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Books about Civil Rights
Learn about the struggle for racial equality in America. Read about the roots of the Civil Rights Movement.

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African American Genealogy
Use these resources to help you research your roots. These materials are available in a variety of formats, including books, DVDs, and audiobooks.

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African American Music
Get with the rhythm and feel the beat! This collection features books, CDs, and music scores.

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African American Poetry
Feel the power of the written word. Enjoy the works of Langston Hughes, Phillis Wheatley, and many others.

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