Black History Month Graphic Novels

Black History Month Graphic Novels

Celebrate Black History Month with the Tyler libraries’ graphic novel collection!  Learn about key figures, history, culture, and social issues influencing the black community in stunning works of art. The following titles are available at the Tyler libraries.  Stop by or view them online for more information! by Dwight Jon Zimmerman and Wayne Vansant Midlothian Circulating Collection E449.D75 Z56 2012 from Goodreads.com: With a foreword by the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian James M. McPherson, The Hammer and the Anvil presents in full-color illustrations the history of slavery, the Civil War, and emancipation through the lives of…continue reading →
Black History Month- Highlighting Topics in Education

Black History Month- Highlighting Topics in Education

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History chose the "crisis in black education" as the topic for its 91st annual Black History luncheon.  From the ASALH, "The theme for 2017 focuses on the crucial role of education in the history of African Americans.  ASALH’s founder Carter G. Woodson once wrote that “if you teach the Negro that he has accomplished as much good as any other race he will aspire to equality and justice without regard to race.” Woodson understood well the implications associated with the denial of access…continue reading →
Black History Month at the Tyler Libraries

Black History Month at the Tyler Libraries

Join the Tyler libraries in celebrating Black History Month and recognizing all the outstanding contributions the black community has made to our society, culture, arts, education, and more!  Kick off the month by visiting either campus library to find amazing books that highlight the individuals and their remarkable impact on American life. This month, the Library Space blog will feature weekly posts highlighting people, works, and movements that honor black history. To start our celebrations, see the following titles available at either the Chester or Midlothian campus libraries. Happy reading! The Grey Album:…continue reading →

Library Book Display: Black History Month

"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." — Martin Luther King Jr. Come celebrate and learn about the influential history of African Americans at the JTCC library.  Discover important leaders from the Civil War, abolition, and the Civil Rights Movement.  Check out early freedom figures such as Harriet Tubman and Fredrick Douglass to modern leaders such as President Obama who have defied social injustice and empowered the black community. Love music and…continue reading →

UPDATE: Henrietta Lacks celebrated by Virginia House of Delegates

Henrietta Lacks anonymous cell donation changed modern medicine. Her cells were used in medical studies and made millions for others, all without permission or payment to her family. Now Henrietta and her family are getting some official recognition from the VA Legislature. HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 74 offered February 17, 2011 Celebrating the life of Henrietta Lacks: Were it not for the work of Henrietta Lacks’ children, especially her daughter Deborah Lacks, and Rebecca Skloot, the author of the book that finally told the story of Henrietta Lacks, the origination of the HeLa cell line…continue reading →