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African American History Month: Home

February is African American History Month.  From Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave who worked for the Underground Railroad, to Martin Luther King, Jr., a Baptist minister and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, to Barack Obama, America's first African American president, American history has been shaped by many remarkable African Americans.  Explore this libguide to learn more about African American history and the Black History Month events being held at Newbury College.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: Only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate: Only love can do that."  -- Martin Luther King, Jr.    

Rosa Parks

The National Museum of African American History & Culture

The Massachusetts 54th Regiment - The Civil War

The winner of three Academy Awards, the movie Glory tells the story of the 54th Massachusetts regiment, the Union Army's first African American infantry, during the Civil War.  See trailer below.

Books from the Catalog

Hidden Figures

The 2016 movie Hidden Figures tells the story of black female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race.  See trailer below.


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