Black History Month at CSN Libraries

By Torri Kellough
Published on 9 February, 2023

CSN Libraries invites students, staff, and faculty to celebrate Black History Month by engaging with a cornucopia of items available in its collection of electronic resources. Peruse some recently added items below and make sure to sign-in using your student ID number and Canvas password in order to access the full-text online. Also, check out the Association for the Study of African American Life and History website which provides comprehensive information on the origins of Black History Month. Finally, feel free to visit any of our CSN Library locations to explore our Black History Month book displays.

Title: Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019

Author: Ibram X. Kendi; Keisha N. Blain

Details: Eighty multi-disciplined writers contributed entries to this dynamic single volume history of Black people in America.

Title: The Schlager Anthology of Black America: A Student's Guide to Essential Primary Sources

Author: Dan Royles

Details: Original sourcebook covering Black history from the 1500s to the present


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Title: The Flight of Jesse Leroy Brown

Author: Theodore Taylor

Details: A biography of America’s first African American naval aviator

Title: Teaching Difficult Histories in Difficult Times: Stories of Practice

Author: Lauren McArthur Harris; Maia Sheppard; Sara A. Levy

Details: Includes use cases from K-12 practitioners on teaching difficult histories

Title: African Americans and Mental Health: Practical and Strategic Solutions to Barriers, Needs, and Challenges

Editor: Mary Olufunmilayo Adekson

Details: Provides practical strategies that address the unique challenges around mental health and wellness among African Americans

Title: The Ballad of Blind Tom, Slave Pianist: America's Lost Musical Genius

Author: Deirdre O'Connell

Details: Fascinating account of Tom Wiggins—a musical savant born blind and autistic who displayed his musical genius as he toured around the world

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Title: Black Firsts: 4,500 Trailblazing Achievements and Ground-Breaking Events

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Details: A collection of exceptional people, places, and events in Black history

Title: Against All Tides: The Untold Story of the USS Kitty Hawk Race Riot.

Author: Marv Truhe

Details: Tells the story of a violent racial confrontation aboard the USS Kitty Hawk during air strikes off the coast of North Vietnam