Explore Black History Month Resources in GoWYLD

Feb 17, 2022

The Wyoming State Library has created a Black History subject guide highlighting GoWYLD.net resources that support the study of Black History. These resources include Black Freedom Struggle, U.S History (Gale In Context), and ProQuest Historical Newspapers.

Black Freedom Struggle, has been developed to focus on Black Freedom, featuring select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history. Other resources include U.S. History (Gale In Context) with the topic header: African American Perspectives. This includes 42 topics from African Americans in WWI and WWII, Abolition, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Jazz, Slave Rebellions, Jackie Robinson, and Langston Hughes Also check out the topic header: Biographies. Look for Booker T. Washington, Jesse Owens, Sojourner Truth, and Dred Scott. Or conduct a search for Pauli Murray or Ida B. Wells. Click on Browse topics and use the drop down menu.

Also included in the Black History subject guide are links to guides, articles, and classroom materials including a guide created by the Wyoming State Archives called African American History in Wyoming and Primary Source Sets from the Digital Public Library of America.

Find the Black History subject guide on the GoWYLD.net subject guides page and select All Guides.

For more information, about the databases, training, or marketing materials, contact Chris Van Burgh, Wyoming State Library Database Instruction Librarian, chris.vanburgh@wyo.gov.

If you have a question about this or any other article, please contact us at statelibrary@wyo.gov

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