Tyler Libraries’ Tribute to Black History Month

In honor of the rich cultures and histories found within America’s black communities, the Tyler libraries are proud to celebrate Black History Month by sharing the libraries’ bountiful collections of inspiring stories and works of black artists, poets, activists, historians, writers, and leaders.

Please visit either campus library for our Black History Month displays or speak with library staff about particular people, events, or works of interest!

The following titles are available for checkout at the Tyler Libraries.  Click on the item’s title link to request via QuickSearch to hold at the libraries’ information desks!


The Voyage of Sable VenusThe Voyage of Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis

Midlothian Popular Reading Collection PS3612.E98 A6 2015






Between the World and MeBetween the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Midlothian Circulating Collection E185.615 .C6335 2015

Chester Popular Reading Collection E185.615 .C6335 2015





Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley

Midlothian Circulating Collection ND237.W6497 A4 2012





Don't Axe MeDon’t Axe Me by Ellen Gallagher

Midlothian Circulating Collection N6537.G347 A4 2013






Hidden HistoryHidden History: African American Cemeteries in Central Virginia by Lynn Rainville

Chester Circulating Collection F232.A3 R35 2014






Cause I'm Colored

 ‘Cause I’m Colored: the Black Heritage of Tazewell Country:  Oral History Interviews by Nancy Bane Peery

Chester Circulating Collection E185.93.V8 C35 2001





Making the American DreamMaking the American Dream Work: A Cultural History of African Americans in Hopewell, Virginia by Lauranett L. Lee

Chester Circulating Collection E185.93.V8 H79 2008



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