African-American literature has always been an integral part of American culture—even if it has not always been recognized as such. Here are five African-American writers to read for Black History Month, or any time at all.
Black History Month is a time to celebrate the contributions African Americans have made to our country’s culture. We should take this opportunity to recognize the importance of Black History and the difference black American heroes have made in our thinking and in the way we treat our fellow man. In the defining of our diversity, let us strive to be a bridge between those differences. Let us always remember Coretta Scott King’s statement, "Hate is too great a burden to bear.
In 1926, historian Carter G. Woodson set out with an idea to bring national attention to the contributions of black people throughout American history; he started the very first Negro History Week that year. What you might not know is that black history had barely begun to be studied-or even documented-when this tradition originated. Although blacks had been in America at least as far back as colonial times, it wasn't until the 20th century that they gained a respectable presence in the history books.
Periodicals at MGC-Celebrating African American History Month
In celebration of African American History Month, MGC will spotlight African American heritage throughout the month of February. We hope you will enjoy our upcoming blogs and share your experiences with us, too.
How does spending a quiet afternoon in the Library sound? Sit back in one of our comfortable chairs by the window and read a few periodicals.