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Black History Month: Home

Explore African American history through articles, Web sites, books and videos.

Key Search Words

Use the words below to search for information in the library's WorldCat and databases.

  • African American history
  • African Americans 
  • African Americans--Music (or other subheadings)
  • United States race relations

Books @ the MJC Library

To access eBooks if you're off campus, you'll need to log in using your MJC student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date.

Recommended history and biography:

Recommended fiction and poetry:

Reference eBooks:


Watch Some History

Langston Hughes (1902-1967)

American poet and activist

Harriet Tubman (1820-1913)

Ex-slave who became a conductor for the Underground Railroad, a spy, a union army nurse, and a Civil War scout


Paul Robeson (1898-1976)

Activist, lawyer, actor, and singer

Sojourner Truth (1797-1883)

Former black slave who became an abolitionist

Martin Luther King, Jr. (1925-1968)

Clergyman and civil rights activist

Rosa Parks (1913-2005)

Best known for her act of civil disobedience in 1955 that sparked the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s

Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993)

Civil rights activist and Supreme Court Justice

Articles on African American History and Black History Month

All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff. If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date.

Find Web Resources

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