by Heather Maloney
Black History Month Display includes books and DVDs by and about African Americans.
The latest UCBA Library book and media display celebrates Black History Month and the many contributions of African Americans from past to present. The display highlights a wide variety of titles that include groundbreaking works from African American authors as well as books and media that cover key cultural, political, and historical events. Included in the display is a brief synopsis of Black History month from the History.com website and three themes of Knowledge, Engagement, and Reflection highlighted from Regina Edmondson’s article, “Why it’s important to observe Black History Month”.
Don’t forget to check out the suggested titles for the National African American Read-In (NAARI) designated with a bright yellow bookmark. NAARI titles on display are only a selection of a much more expansive list of books on the National African American Read-In at UCBA Guide. The guide represents selected “Must Read” Books by African American Authors available through UC Libraries and was created in conjunction with UC Blue Ash College’s annual National African American Read-In (NAARI) event:.
Stop in the UCBA Library this month and borrow a book or DVD from the display!
Want to explore more Black History month resources? Check out these links:
UCBA students, staff and faculty are invited to participate in the 26thannual National African-American Read-In. The goal of the NAARI is to make the celebration of African American literacy a traditional part of Black History Month activities. This year, the National African-American Read-In will be observed at UC Blue Ash College on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 11:00am – 1:00pm in Walters 100.
During the event, volunteers read aloud a short passage by an African-American author. Information about the national event, a list of recommended readings, and the volunteer registration form can be found on the National African American Read-In Guide at http://guides.libraries.uc.edu/ucba-naari. Be sure to stop by the UCBA Library to browse and borrow suggested titles in the UCBA Library’s periodicals area near the entrance.
We look forward to seeing you there!
By: Kevin Grace
With a grant awarded by the National Archives and Records Administration a few years ago, we were able to process our Theodore M. Berry Papers, a collection of nearly 200 boxes that documented the life and career of Ted Berry, UC alum, first African-American mayor of Cincinnati, and a national figure in the Civil Rights Movement. Communities around the nation are celebrating Black History Month in February, and on Tuesday The Ledger-Independent in Maysville, Kentucky ran a very nice article about Berry, based in large part on the website that was created for the grant project. Written for the newspaper by Marla Toncray, the article was picked up by Dawn Fuller in UC’s Public Information office.
We invite you to have a look at the article at http://maysville-online.com/news/local/theodore-m-berry-rise-from-poverty-to-politics/article_867ef0e1-2ebe-5c1c-91c1-ed3a399a37f4.html. To learn more about ARB’s holdings, please go to http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/index.html, call us at 513.556.1959, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.