African American History Month
Celebrating African American History Month (February) with resources and items from the Library of Congress collections.
Blog post: "Teaching Selma: A Civil Rights Struggle Captured in Primary Sources" by Stephen Wesson, Feb 18, 2015. Photograph: 15,000 people march in Harlem. Photo by Stanley Wolfson, March 1965. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.
Blog post: ” Recognizing African-American Veterans This Month and All Other Months Too,” by Lisa Taylor, Feb. 2, 2015. Pictured: Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris, first African American woman to be promoted to general officer in the National Guard. Irene Trowell-Harris Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
Blog post: ” 2015 African American History Month,” by Margaret Wood, Feb. 2, 2015. Pictured: Books are weapons Read about… “The negro in national defense,” “Africa and the war,” [and] “Negro history and culture” at the Schomburg Collection of the New York Public Library. [between 1941 and 1943], NYC WPA War Services. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.