Black History Month 2024

Black History Month 2024

Black History Month is February 1-29, and Mercer University Libraries (MUL) is proud to celebrate this month on behalf of our students, faculty, and staff. Since “African Americans and the Arts” is this year’s theme, one of the focuses will be on black gospel singers and the history of gospel music. During the month of February, check out the list of films, books, and web resources to explore gospel music.


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 Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song
  • Say Amen, Somebody
  • How They Got Over
  • Rejoice and Shout
  • Mahalia Jackson Sings the Songs of Christmas
  • Mavis!
  • The Believers


Check out these books available through the library.

Web Resources

Here’s a list of resources to explore during Black History Month.

Black History Month February 1 - 29
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