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25 Reading Recs Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month
Every February, we honor the contributions of African Americans who have helped impact our country in some kind of way.

This month, the staff at DPPL compiled a list of some of our favorite books, movies, and resources by black creators. 

Check them out from the library this month. 

Or all year round!

For DVDs and Other Streaming Media, checkout:


Judas and the Black Messiah


Kanopy's Black History Month Collection

And just in case that wasn't enough for you, here are a few more titles to checkout...

How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery across America by Clint Smith

Please Don't Sit on My Bed

Never Caught: the Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Please Don't Sit on My Bed in Your Outside Clothes by Phoebe Robinson

The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food by Marcus Samuelsson

Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre by Carole Boston Weatherford

The Voting Booth By Brandy Colbert


Make sure to visit our database, Black Life in America.

This collection showcases the experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media.


Attend one of Oakton Community College's programs put on by the Black Student Union throughout the month of February.

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