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Black History : Find Articles & Videos

Resources in Black History

Key Search Words

Suggested search terms to find information on this topic in the library's catalog and databases:

  • African American history
  • African Americans 
  • Black Americans
  • Black History

Places to Find Articles

Places to Find Videos

Video Websites

Biography.com - Selection of Black History videos

History.com - Black History Month Video

PBS.org - 10 Black History Documentaries (list with trailers)

Time.com - Six films to watch for Black History Month (list with trailers)

Videos

Roots of racial disparities are seen through a new lens in this film that explores the origins of housing segregation in the Minneapolis area. But the story also illustrates how African-American families and leaders resisted this insidious practice, and how Black people built community — within and despite — the red lines that these restrictive covenants created.

 

"Two Dollars and A Dream" is the biography of Madame C.J. Walker, America's first self-made millionairess. Mrs. Walker's fortune was built on skin and hair care products, parlaying a homemade beauty formula into a prosperous business from coast to coast.

 

David Ikard is a Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University. His research and teaching interests include African American Literature, black feminist criticism, hip-hop culture, black masculinity and whiteness studies.  This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

 
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