Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month. By celebrating, we honor the generations of African Americans who have faced adversity as they fought for full citizenship in the United States. To commemorate both the struggles and successes of these generations, why not learn more about some of the influential people of the civil rights movement? Begin with John Lewis, a notable civil rights activist who later served as a congressman for Georgia. Watch John Lewis: Good Trouble on Hoopla or check out the graphic novel series March to see learn about his journey and work for civil rights. 

Looking for other notable civil rights activists? Take a peek into the life of Mahalia Jackson or learn more about Lorraine Hansberry, the first African-American female author to have a play performed on Broadway. 

Try the books below for additional significant civil rights activists. 

To check the availability of an item in the library's catalog, click on the book cover. 

M.L.K. Journey of a King by Tonya Bolden
Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose
Spies of Mississippi by Rick Bowers
Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom by Lynda Blackmon Lowery