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Library Spotlight: Black History Month

Digital displays and collection highlights from the Lewis Library at NCCC.


Beginning as the founding of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History by Carter G. Woodson and Jesse E. Moorland in 1915 and culminating in President Gerald Ford's declaring it to be a national observance in 1976, February is Black History Month.

The Lewis Library welcomes you to explore the print and digital resources on this page and the books on the display shelf near the reference desk, inviting you to walk in the footsteps of the struggles and triumphs of African American individuals, to reflect upon voices discussing race & diversity to achieve antiracist victories, and to celebrate and commemorate the stories of the African American experience.

All of the print books on this page are on the display shelf accompanying other reads and all materials on the display shelf can be checked out at the circulation desk on the 2nd floor of the Lewis library.

History of the African American Experience

Civil Rights

African American Lives Series

From travesties of justice to the pursuit of the most intimate truths, this program focuses on participants' ancestors in the early 20th century.

“African-American Lives 2: The Road Home.” Films On Demand, Films Media Group, 2008,

To access the Films on Demand page to the whole series, click African American Lives 2

Tackling Racism, Discussing Race


African American History on the Web

Selected African American Authors

Search for these authors and many more in the library catalog.

  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Maya Angelou 
  • James Baldwin
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Octavia E. Butler
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Marlon James
  • Terry McMillan
  • Toni Morrison
  • Alice Walker
  • Colson Whitehead
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