Established in 1915 by Carter G. Woodson, Black History Month is an intersectional celebration that honors Black excellence in our history and in the present. African Americans have a rich history of perseverance and creativity. Black Americans are, and always have been, fundamental pioneers to American society, despite all adversity. This curation celebrates a history of activism as well as the necessity of art and joy, a duality which continues to thrive today.
Visit Bird Library Learning Commons on the first floor to explore books from the Libraries’ collections, and visit the online exhibit for book lists and more.
Exhibits curated by graduate students Ocean Noah (M.F.A. candidate in creative Writing, College of Arts and Sciences) and McKenzie Rybka (M.M. candidate in vocal performance, College of Visual and Performing Arts). Ocean works in the Libraries’ Department of Learning and Academic Engagement at the Bird Library Information Desk, and McKenzie works in the Libraries’ Department of Research and Scholarship with the collections team.
This event was published on January 27, 2022.