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Black History Month

Where in the Collection?

(See also specific displays in the library during the month of February.)

According to the Library of Congress subject headings, the standard search term for African American or Black American is African American.

Works may also be listed under African Americans (plural) when the subject deals with African Americans as a group. The term African American is used primarily as an adjective modifying another group designation. In other words, African Americans -- Civil rights deals with the civil rights of African Americans, while African American Civil rights workers refers to civil rights workers who are African American.

In the Glendale Community College Library print collection, books with African Americans as the primary subject heading have call numbers beginning with E185.  You can browse our collection or other library’s collections that use the Library of Congress Classification System by going to the E185 sections of the stacks.

New York Public Library historical sign for Black History month in front of books.

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Featured Books

Featured Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility Titles

The following is a list of books and ebooks available in the library to help you better understand equity, diversity, and inclusion through exploring topics such as racism & systemic injustice. This is not an exhaustive list and will continue to grow with feedback from the community and new additions to the library collection. 

Black Lives Matter Instructional Library Children's Read-Alouds

Click on any of the picture books in this presentation to watch a video of the book being read aloud.

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