Ely Library's Black History Month displays focus every year on a theme determined by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. "When Carter G. Woodson established Negro History week in 1926, he realized the importance of providing a theme to focus the attention of the public. The intention has never been to dictate or limit the exploration of the Black experience, but to bring to the public’s attention important developments that merit emphasis." For more information and this year's theme, visit ASALH.
We also celebrate Douglass Day every February 14 with a Transcribe-a-thon event and a display surrounding the event's focus. To learn more, visit our Douglass Day page.
And celebrate Black History any time by checking out the displays below!
See something that interests you? Click the item title to view it in the catalogue. For digitally available items, enter your WSU credentials and enjoy! For physical items, you can place a hold in our catalogue and pick it up at your convenience!