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Black History Month using Library Online Resources

February has been the official month devoted to Black History since 1976; but it’s origins actually go back to 1915 with the formation of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH). For more about the origins, both History.com and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)… read more >>

March on Washington 1963

Civil rights march on Washington, D.C. Leffler, Warren K., photographer, Photograph shows a procession of African Americans carrying signs for equal rights, integrated schools, decent housing, and an end to bias.

“We shall return again and again to Washington in ever growing numbers until total freedom is ours. We shall settle for nothing else.”  A. Philip Randolph, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963  The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was not the first march proposed by organizer A. Philip Randolph, union president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. He called… read more >>