Explore Our GoWYLD Subject Guide for Black History Month

Feb 2, 2023

Black history month illustration with womanFebruary is Black History Month. The Wyoming State Library has created a Black History subject guide highlighting GoWYLD resources.

Black Freedom Struggle features select primary source documents related to critical people and events in African American history.

Other resources include African American Biographical Database and U.S. History (Gale In Context). Within U.S. History (Gale In Context) there is a the topic header: African American Perspectives. Find this under Browse Topics on the main page. This includes 43 topics from African Americans in WWI and WWII, Abolition, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Jazz, Slave Rebellions, Jackie Robinson, and Langston Hughes. Also check out the Biographies topic header. Look for Booker T. Washington, Jesse Owens, Sojourner Truth, and Dred Scott, or conduct a search for Pauli Murray or Ida B. Wells.

Included in the Black History subject guide are links to guides, articles and classroom materials, including Primary Source Sets from the Digital Public Library of America. You’ll also find a guide created by the Wyoming State Archives called African American History in Wyoming and articles from wyohistory.org.

Visit the GoWYLD subject guides page and select All Guides to find the Black History guide.

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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