February is Black History Month and we’re celebrating by showcasing our Black Writers Collection, suggested reading lists, and online research resources that highlights the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans.
- Browse and check out titles from the Black Writers Collection. The Library’s collection consists of fiction and non-fiction from noteworthy and award-winning Black authors that have amplified the Black voice, reflected Black life or worked to shape the cultural conversation. Most of the titles and authors were nominated or winners of the NAACP Image Awards, the Pulitzer Prize, Poet Laureate’s, other national prize winners, or are a part of the ZORA Canon. (Search >> Black Writers Collection for a full list of titles)
- Celebrate the legacy of the Mildred L. Terry Public Library and the Liberty District with free public art.
Commissioned by the Muscogee County Library Foundation in 2019, artist Najee Dorsey’s mural celebrates the heritage of the Library and the Liberty District. Featuring the multimedia collage format for which the artist is known nationally, the piece highlights icons from the community’s past and present interspersed with other images that invoke feelings of celebration, contemplation and strength. Included in the mural are tributes to the three branch managers who have served the community – Ms. Terry, Helene Watson and current manager, Silvia Bunn.
- Research With Free Online Resources
African American Family Research on Ancestry.com
Black History Collection, Fold 3 by Ancestry
400 Years of African American History, National Park Service
African American History, National Archives
The History Makers: The Nation’s Largest African American Video Oral History Collection
National Museum of African American History and Culture, Virtual Exhibitions
Stories to Celebrate Black History Month, StoryCorps
National Underground Railroad, Freedom Center Online Learning Resources
Genealogy Reads Available For Checkout
Researching African American Genealogy in Alabama by Frazine Taylor
A Students Guide to African American Genealogy by Anne Johnson (this is a teen book)
A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering your African-American Ancestors: How to Find and Record your Unique Heritage by Franklin Carter Smith
The African American Family’s Guide to Tracing Our Roots: Healing, Understanding and REsotring Our Families by Roland Barksdale-Hall
Black Roots by Tony Burrows
Somerset Homecoming by Dorothy Redford
Finding your Roots by Henry Lewis Gates
African American Lives
African American Lives 2
- Check out the Macon Museum Pass and visit the Tubman Museum
With the Macon Museum Pass, you can visit the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Tubman Museum, and Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. You’ll have access to a rich history of cultural, scientific, artistic and athletic achievement through exhibits featuring rare artifacts, artwork, and educational programming.
- Read Books!! Suggested Reading Lists
ebooks, Movies & Music from hoopla
ebooks from Overdrive: Black Voices