Thomas Cooper Library Celebrates Black History Month
Welcome to the 2013 Black History LibGuide! The University of South Carolina has a plethora of resources for Black History available in various formats from books to digital collections.
Come to the Thomas Cooper Library and have a look at the dislpay cases on the Main level of the library. The displays will showcase different student organizations and information on Black History of the United States, South Carolina, and the University of South Carolina.
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Black History Month 2013
Greetings and welcome to 2013 LibGuide for Black History Month by Caroline Sanders. Every year the Cooper -Davis Fellow creates a LibGuide that highlights the resources that the University of South Carolina Libraries in Columbia offer in support of Black History Month. The LibGuide for African-American History Month 2012 was made by Clanitra Stewart, the 2011-2012 Cooper -Davis Fellow.
Black History Month: The Beginning
When African American historian Carter G. Woodson first conceived of the idea of a Negro History Week (which would later become Black History Month), he envisioned a celebration of black history and achievement as well as an educational medium. He organized the first annual celebration in 1926. It was held during the second week in February in honor of the birthdays of African American scholar Frederick Douglass and former United States president Abraham Lincoln. The event grew in popularity, promoted by schools, white as well as black press, and women's clubs. In the early 1970s, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History expanded the February celebration, renaming it Black History Month . . . continued in Oxford African American Studies Center
A Moment of Firsts
People who leave their mark on the world are seldom forgotten. Below are four people who have made their mark in the world and are destined to make many more. All of the information below was found using Biography in Context.
Major Shawna Kimbrell Ursula Burns Eric Holder, Jr. Geoffrey Fletcher