Black History Month is a celebration of the accomplishments by Black and African Americans and a tribute to the adversities they face in our nation’s history and present. Learn more about the contributions of Black artists and musicians, inventors and scientists, educators, athletes, and more through resources and events at Mid-Continent Public Library.
Research materials relating to slavery from libraries and archives across the country.
Arts & Culture
Nonfiction writings that presents what it is to be black in America. Includes the only full run of The Black Panther newspaper.
Essays and images that cover blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression.
Explore tasty dishes of African American cuisines. Many titles also portray stories, and essays for a rich culinary experience.
Lewis Latimer assisted with some of the greatest inventions of all time, including the lightbulb and the telephone. Often overlooked, his contributions as an engineer, an artist, and an activist are featured in this accessible children’s book.