eResources for Black History Month

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Looking for information about the people, places and events that Black History Month commemorates? Whether you are searching now or at any other time throughout the year, check out some of the eResources Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh offers.

The African American Experience research database was developed with the guidance of African American librarians and subject specialists. The African American Experience is the widest ranging and easiest-to-use online database collection on African American history and culture with information from Africa and the Atlantic, 500-1550 through to New Millennium, 2001-present.

Search primary documents in Slavery and Anti-Slavery: Parts I-IV. The Slavery and Anti-Slavery online resource includes over 5 million cross-searchable pages including books, serials, manuscript collections, Supreme Court records and briefs. The resource also includes links to websites, biographies, chronology, bibliographies, and information on key collections.

For something close to home, explore the Teenie Harris Archive. The archive of nearly 80,000 images is one of the most detailed records of the black urban experience.

Finally, be on the lookout for featured African American book collections on OverDrive and hoopla.