Black History Month

Join Tacoma Public Library in celebrating Black History Month with curated events, booklists, and eResources.

The Northwest Room's Black History Research Guide

This new guide was designed to make finding resources and material on our region's Black history both easier and more accessible. The guide brings together maps, books, documents, images, audio, and video recordings into separate categories that include links to the items record or, if it has been digitized, the item itself.

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Black History Month Films from Kanopy

Through narrative and documentary films, gain a greater appreciation of the Black experience in America by reviewing this collection curated by Kanopy for Black History Month.

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Black Freedom Struggle from Proquest

Focused on Black Freedom, this website features select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. The intention is to support a wide range of students, as well independent researchers and anyone interested in learning more about the foundation of ongoing racial injustice in the U.S. – and the fights against it.

By centering on the experiences and perspectives of African Americans, the hope is that this collection imbues the study of Black history with a deeper understanding of the humanity of people who have pursued the quest for freedom, and the significance of movements like Black Lives Matter.

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

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