History Maker of the Week: Jazz Great Ellis Marsalis, Jr.

During Black History Month, Library News & Announcements will feature one history maker per week from the HistoryMakers Digital Archive to coincide with the Office of African-American Affairs’ Black Themed Friday events at the Luther Porter Jackson Black Cultural Center. Today, … Continue reading

The Library presents “Black (Contemporary) History Month: Eyes on Activism”

Many white Americans of good will have never connected bigotry with economic exploitation. They have deplored prejudice but tolerated or ignored economic injustice.—Martin Luther King, Jr. February is Black History Month and the Library is using this year’s celebration to … Continue reading

Library Video Resource Highlights Achievements of Pioneer African American Filmmakers

The latest Library video resource—Kino Lorber’s DVD set Pioneers of African-American Cinema—raises the curtain on the “race film” industry that flourished in African-American communities from the beginning of feature film production to the 1940s. In early American cinema, black people … Continue reading