Celebrating Black History Month
Black History Month is a time to celebrate the achievements and history of African Americans. The library has put together this guide to showcase just a few of the many resources available both in the library and online.
"The papers of Rosa Parks (1913-2005) span the years 1866-2006, with the bulk of the material dating from 1955 to 2000. The collection, which contains approximately 7,500 items in the Manuscript Division, as well as 2,500 photographs in the Prints and Photographs Division, documents many aspects of Parks's private life and public activism on behalf of civil rights for African Americans." - from The Library of Congress
Playlist for Black History Month
A mix of audio and video
Playlists from Naxos Music Library
A great selection of classical, jazz, and folk music by Black composers. Use the buttons in the player to start and control the music.
You may be prompted to sign in with your R-MC credentials depending on your location and network connection.
From Porgy and Bess
Academic Video Online provides access to hundreds of films that document Black History. Be sure to sign in with your Randolph-Macon credentials to view films in their entirety.
Take part in helping to preserve and make African American resources more widely available by transcribing documents from the past.