Black History Month
Black History Month is February 1-28, and Mercer University Libraries (MUL) is proud to celebrate this month on behalf of our students, faculty, and staff. During the month of February, check out the list of films to watch, books to read, and web resources. Also, view the videos on the libraries’ YouTube channel. The videos feature interviews with Mercer University’s faculty and staff members, Dr. Chester Fontenot, Myron Randall, Dr. Olivia Boggs, and Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III. They discuss the history and experiences of black Americans in the space of education. The videos will also be streamed at the Swilley Library in Atlanta and on the Digital Information Screens at Douglas and Henry.
The films below are available to watch through the Mercer Libraries in Kanopy. Also, check out Kanopy’s Black History Month collection for more suggestions.
- The Road to Brown
- Twenty Pearls: The Story of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
- Daughters of the Dust
- The Last Black Man in San Francisco
- Lioness: The Nicola Adams Story
- The Color of Beauty: Racism in the Fashion Industry
Check out these books available through the library.
- After the Rain by Nnedi Okorafor
- Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
- The World of Gwendolyn Brooks by Gwendolyn Brooks
- Can Anything Beat White: A Black Family’s Letters by Elisabeth Petry
- The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
- Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Black Music: Essays by Amiri Baraka
- Prelude to Bruise by Saeed Jones
Here’s a list of resources to explore during Black History Month.