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Black History Month
A service of the Connecticut State Library and your local library

Governor Dannel P. Malloy's 2013 Proclamation

These resources will be freely available in the month of February.

EBSCO - African American Archives - Remembering Struggle, Sacrifice and Service

Throughout U.S. History, African Americans have played an integral part in the development and achievement of this country. These unique original documents reveal a side of the African American story that few have seen before.
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ProQuest - https://www.proquest.com/trials/trialSummary.action?view=subject&trialBean.token=GGLKZ9JX6SLBULSDQO3T

  • African American Biographical Database
  • African American Heritage (Genealogy)
  • Black Abolitionist Papers
  • Black Studies Center
  • International Index to Black Periodicals
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Black Newspapers Graphical Edition (primary use in K12 and Public Libraries)
  • Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience
  • Current Black Newspapers/ProQuest Interface
  • ProQuest Historical Newspapers/ProQuest Interface
  • ProQuest History Vault Modules

Other Useful Resources

ABC-CLIO History and the Headlines (Get on the Bus! A Look Back at the Historic Freedom Rides)
African American History Month
African American Women Writers of the 19th Century (New York Public Library Digital Collections)
AFRO Black History Archives | The Afro-American Newspapers
American Memory – African American History:  17 Collections
American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology (U of Virginia)
Black History Teaching Resources
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938
ConnecticutHistory.org Resources (CT Humanities Council)
Connecticut’s Slow Steps Toward Emancipation (CT State Historian)
Frederick Douglass Virtual Museum Exhibit (National Park Service)
Historical African American Newspapers (Marist College)
The Liberator (1831-1865) edited by William Lloyd Garrison
Martin Luther King, Jr. Digital Archive (The King Center)
The Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project (Stanford University)
Museum of Connecticut History Freedom Trail Quilts
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass
Oh Freedom! Teaching African American Civil Rights Through American Art at the Smithsonian
Robert Penn Warren Civil Rights Oral History Project
S. RES. 39 ("Apologizing to the victims of lynching and the descendants of those victims for the failure of the Senate to enact anti-lynching legislation") Congressional Record 6-13-2005 - Senate Comments
SlaveryStories.org (Sholastica)
Speech and Sentence of John Brown – November 2, 1859
Statement by Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis on Black History Month 2011
Statutes of the United States Concerning Slavery (The Avalon Project, Yale Law School)
Teaching and Learning Resources from Federal Agencies (69 resources)
U. of Virginia Electronic Text Center: African American
Uncle Tom's Cabin or Life Among the Lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe
Underground Railroad (National Underground Railroad Freedom Center)
Visualizing Emancipation – An ongoing mapping project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, that sheds light on when and where men and women became free in the Civil War South.
WOW @ The Library in Celebration of African-American Heritage

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