Palomar College Library


Black History Month

February, 2009

A Select Bibliography of Resources at Palomar College Library







African and African-American Studies  - Palomar College Library / Subjects


The African American Mosaic - Library of Congress


African-American World  - Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)


American Memory: Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives -  Library of Congress


Black History Month resources – Tennessee Tech University


Celebrating Black History on the Web: University of Colorado


KPBS - Black History Month Celebration


Race and Slavery Petitions Project




Digital Schomburg African American women writers of the 19th century


African American Literature Online


Coretta Scott King Award for African American writers and illustrators




Museum of African-American History Boston & Nantucket


Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum


National Civil Rights Museum


Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia




African American History Month (National Register of Historic Places)


Historic Places of the Civil Rights Movement



Black history hotlist: a collection of internet sites


Black Press USA


Black History Pages


Our Black Heritage: Historical African American Documents celebrates Black History Month





The books listed below may be found at Palomar College Library. For location and additional information about each title, click the blue hyperlinks. You may search the catalog of Palomar Library for more books (at the search form, click “keyword” and then type “african americans history”, “american literature afro-american authors”” in the search box), or search the catalogs of other libraries.




REF E185.96 .A446 2004

African American lives. Henry Louis Gates, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, eds. New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.


E184.7 .A344 2005

Afrocentric traditions / edited by James L. Conyers, Jr. New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, c2005.


E185 .B4 2003

Bennett, Lerone. Before the Mayflower : a history of Black America. Chicago. : Johnson Pub., c2003.

REF E185 .E546 2005

Encyclopedia of African American society. Gerald D. Jaynes, ed. Thousand Oaks, CA. : Sage Publications, c2005. 2 volumes.


E185.96 .G38 2000

Gates, Henry Louis, Jr. and Cornel West. The African-American century : how Black Americans have shaped our country.  New York : Free Press, c2000.


REF E185 .R44 2000

Reference library of Black America. Jessie C. Smith, Joseph M Palmisano, eds. Farmington Hills, MI : Gale, c2000. 5 volumes.


E185 .F47 2003

Ferebee, Dorothy L. How to create your own African American library. New York : Ballantine Books, c2003.


GV865 .A1 J34 2007

Jacobson, Steve. Carrying Jackie’s torch: the players who integrated baseball—and America. Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books, c2007.


R853 .H8 W37 2006

Washington, Harriet A. Medical apartheid: the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present. New York : Doubleday, c2006.




E185.61 .A69 2006

Arsenault, Raymond. Freedom riders: 1961 and the struggle for racial justice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.


E185.96 .B355 2006

Bausum, Ann. Freedom riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the front lines of the civil rights movement. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2006.


REF E184 .A1 C47 2000

Martin, Waldo E. Civil rights in the United States. New York : Macmillan Reference USA, c2000. 2 volumes.


E185.61 .C267 2004

Carrier, Jim. A traveler’s guide to the civil rights movement. Orlando : Harcourt, c2004.


KF4757 .K58 2004

Klarman, Michael J. From Jim Crow to civil rights : the Supreme Court and the struggle for racial equality. New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.


KF4155 .K55 2004
Kluger, Richard. Simple justice : the history of Brown v. Board of Education and Black America's struggle for equality. New York : Knopf, 2004.


E185.97 .D750 D8 2003
Due, Tananarive; Patricia Stephens Due. Freedom in the family : a mother-daughter memoir of the fight for civil rights. New York : One World, c2003.


E185.97 .K5 F695 2002
Frady, Marshall. Martin Luther King, Jr. New York : Penguin Group, 2002.


E185.615 .B67 2006
Branch, Taylor. At Canaan's edge : America in the King years, 1965-68. New York : Simon & Schuster, c2006.


UG834 .A37 S36 1998
Scott, Lawrence P. Double V : the civil rights struggle of the Tuskegee Airmen. East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, 1998.




E441 .B47 2003

Berlin, Ira. Generations of captivity : a history of African-American slaves. Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2003.


LC2802 .S9 W55 2005

Williams, Heather Andrea. Self-taught : African American education in slavery and freedom. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press., c2005


E450 .T63 2000

Tobin, Jacqueline L.; Dobard, Raymond G. Hidden in plain view : the secret story of quilts and the underground railroad. New York : Anchor Books, 2000, c1999.


E441 .H73 2005

Horton, James Oliver; Horton, Lois E. Slavery and the making of America. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.




REF E185.86 .B542 2005

Black women in America. Darlene Clark Hine, ed. New York : Oxford University Press, 2005. 3 volumes.


E185.96 .P5 2000

Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Let it shine : stories of Black women freedom fighters. San Diego : Harcourt, c2000.


E185 .O43 2001

Olson, Lynne. Freedom’s daughters : the unsung heroines of the civil rights movement from 1830 to 1970.  New York : Scribner, c2001.


F334 .M753 P373 2000
Brinkley, Douglas. Rosa Parks. New York : Viking, 2000.


E748.T58 W37 2005

Washington-Williams, Essie Mae, Stadiem, William. Dear Senator : a memoir by the daughter of Strom Thurmond. New York : Regan Books, c2005.


E185.97 .H825 B47 2005

Berry, Mary Frances. My face is black is true: Callie House and the struggle for ex-slave reparations. New York: Knopf, 2005.


E185.86 .Z66 2006

Zook, Kristal Brent. Black women’s lives: stories of power and pain. New York: Nation Books, 2006.




REF UB418 .A47 W45 2004

Weir, William. The encyclopedia of African American military history. Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2004.


E185.63 .W4 2005

We were there : voices of African American veterans from World War II to the war in Iraq. New York : Amistad, 2005, c2004.


E185.63 .B93 2001

Buckley, Gail. American patriots : the story of Blacks in the military from the Revolution to Desert Storm.  New York : Random House, c2001.


REF U52 .O5 2004

On the trail of the buffalo soldier II : new and revised biographies of African Americans in the U.S. Army, 1866-1917. Irene Schubert, Frank N. Schubert, eds. Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press, 2004.


E540.N3 F73 2004

Freedom’s journey : African American voices of the Civil War. Donald Yacovone, ed. Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books, c2004.


D769.306 761st .A24 2004

Abdul-Jabbas, Kareem; Walton, Anthony. Brothers in arms : the epic story of the 761st Tank Battalion, WWII’s forgotten heroes.  New York : Broadway Books, 2004.




August Wilson: The American Dream in Black and White . 1990. South Bank Show. Theatre in Video. <>. ** 


E185.97 .K5 C58 2004
Bagwell, Orlando. 4 Little Girls [videorecording]. [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Home Video, c2004. DVD.


KF4757 .B57 2002
Birth struggle of the 1964 Civil Rights Act [videorecording] / produced by CBS News. Princeton, N.J. :
Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2002. VHS tape.


E185.97 .K5 C58 2004
Bagwell, Orlando. Citizen King [videorecording]. [Alexandria, VA] : PBS Home Video, c2004. DVD.


RA1057.55 .A375 2006

African American lives [videorecording]/ a film by Kunhardt Productions. Alexandria, VA: PBS Home Video, c2006. DVD.


E441 .D2495 2006 EB

Davis, David. Inhuman bondage [electronic book]: the rise and fall of slavery in the New World.  New York : Oxford University Press, c2006.




**  Access to database resources may be found by clicking on the blue hyperlinks. Find additional articles in other online databases. Your eServices ID and Password are required for off-campus access to these databases.


“African-American Voices” [quotations in honor of the year 2001 Black History Month] Christianity Today 5 Feb. 2001: 70. NewspaperSource. Ebscohost. Palomar College Lib., San Marcos, CA. 10 Feb. 2006 <>.

Conan, Neal. “Do We Need A 'Black History Month'?" " Talk of the Nation (NPR), 02/12/2009. NewspaperSource. Ebscohost. Palomar College Lib., San Marcos, CA. 19 Feb. 2009 <>.

Edelman, Marian Wright. “Black history is American history, too." The Charlotte Post Feb 5-Feb 11, 2009. Vol. 34, Iss. 21; p. 4A Ethnic NewsWatch. ProQuest Newspapers. Palomar College Lib., San Marcos, CA. 19 Feb. 2009. <>.

“Historical significance of Black History Month.” Black History Bulletin Jan-Jun 2002, Vol. 65 Issue ˝, p 39. Academic Search Premier. Ebscohost. Palomar College Lib., San Marcos, CA. 22 Nov. 2006. <>.

Jalata, Asafa. “Revisiting the Black struggle: Lessons for the 21st century.” Journal of Black Studies Sep. 2002: Vol. 33, No. 1, 86-116.  JSTOR. Palomar College Lib., San Marcos, CA. 20 Nov. 2006. <>.

Kearns, Crystal L. “Black History Month has added meaning in 2009” USA Today 02/02/2009. Newspaper Source. Ebscohost. Palomar College Lib., San Marcos, CA. 19 Feb. 2009. <>.

Keels, Crystal L. “Celebration or placebo?” Diverse: Issues in Higher Education 23 Jan. 2006: 28. Academic Search Premier. Ebscohost. Palomar College Lib., San Marcos, CA. 22 Nov. 2006. <>.

Lum, Lydia. “Incorporating the Ideals of Black History Month—In Our Daily Lives.”  Black Issues in Higher Education 10 Feb. 2005: 36. MasterFILE Premier. Ebscohost. Palomar College Lib., San Marcos, CA. 10 Feb. 2006 <>.

Murt, Thomas P. “Buffalo soldier speaks to Army Reserve soldiers about Black History Month.”  Murt Army Reserve Magazine Summer 2005: 41-42. MasterFILE Premier. Ebscohost. Palomar College Lib., San Marcos, CA. 10 Feb. 2006 <>.

Pye, David Kenneth. “Complex Relations: An African-American Attorney Navigates Jim Crow Atlanta.” Georgia Historical Quarterly Winter 2007, Vol. 91 Issue 4, p453-477.  Academic Search Premier. Ebscohost. Palomar College Lib., San Marcos, CA. 24 Jan. 2008. <>.

Wade-Lewis, Margaret. “I remember Rosa Parks: The impact of segregation.” Black Scholar Winter 2006, Vol. 35 Issue 4, 2-12. Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection. Ebscohost, Palomar College Lib., San Marcos, CA 22 Nov. 2006. <>.


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