Learn about Black History Month with these AU library resources
The 2022 theme for Black History Month is “February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day.” It represents a chance to celebrate and acknowledge the transformative work that Black Canadians and their communities are doing now.
As part of the celebration, Athabasca University’s Library and Scholarly Resources has provided a selection of materials that pay homage to Black history and honour the Black legacy in our world.
Black voices is a collection that tells a unique and vivid story. This includes writings such as ‘Membering by Austin Clark, who details his life growing up in Barbados, moving to Canada, and becoming a journalist and interviewing Malcom X and LeRoi Jones, to the podcast 1619, a series detailing how slavery changed America, through storytelling.
The library offers this curation of pieces on understanding, tolerance, activities, and inspiration. It represents an incredible selection of resources and information about the Black experience and how that painfully relates to racial discrimination.
The library aims to add resources as they become available that will be beneficial to anyone looking to educate themselves or learn more about Black lives, Black history, Black History Month, and the Black Lives Matter movement. These resources range from books on white privilege and systemic racism, to guides on protest safety.