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Library Digital Display: Black History Month

Welcome to the Seminole State College Library's display of digital resources. Print resources are on display at Library entryways.


Black History Month is an annual celebration of the contributions, achievements, and rich history of African Americans. Originating in the United States as "Negro History Week" in 1926, it has since expanded to a month-long observance each February. The purpose of Black History Month is to recognize and honor the central role of African Americans in shaping American history and culture. It is a time to reflect on the struggles and triumphs of African Americans, from their early history in America to their present-day accomplishments and contributions. This observance serves as a reminder of the importance of acknowledging and preserving the unique cultural heritage of African Americans and the impact they have had on society. Through events, exhibits, and educational programs, Black History Month provides an opportunity for individuals and communities to come together to celebrate and recognize the achievements of African Americans, and to continue working towards a more inclusive and equitable future. Discover our virtual book display, showcasing a diverse selection of library materials in celebration of Black History Month. Immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural heritage of African Americans through a range of curated items.


Boss: The Black Experience in Business

From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson comes a film that educates, informs, and examines more than 150 years of African-American men and women who have embodied the qualities that are the heart of the American entrepreneurial spirit.

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Shokoofeh Sabet


Sanford / Lake Mary Campus
100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford, FL 32773



Shelter in a Time of Storm
The People of the River
African Americans and Africa
An Architecture of Education
At the Threshold of Liberty
Put Your Hands on Your Hips and Act Like a Woman
Many Strides to Freedom
The African American Woman Golfer
Caste (Oprah's Book Club)
Is Racism a Serious Problem?
Veil and Vow
Black Women and Social Justice Education
Workers on Arrival

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The Vanishing Half
How to Be an Antiracist
Legacy: Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance
The Personal Librarian

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Subject(s): African American history, key figures, and culture. Best for: Starting your research, choosing a topic, or finding sources from the time period. Includes: Broad overviews of eras in history, short entries on scholarly topics, and primary sources.

A curated selection of primary sources for teaching and learning about the struggles and triumphs of Black Americans. Developed with input from Black history scholars and advisors, this resource is freely available on the web and to libraries for anyone studying U.S. Black history.

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Digital Magazines

America's leading media brand serving African American women.

Flip to popular digital magazines anywhere anytime! 

Black Life in America

The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media, 1704 to today.

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