Black History Month: Library resources
The 2021 theme for Black History Month is “The Future is Now,” a chance to celebrate and acknowledge the transformative work that Black Canadians and their communities are doing now.
As part of the celebration of Black history, and in honour of the Black legacy in our world, the Athabasca University Library and Scholarly Resources have provided a selection of materials that pay homage.
From writing Austin Clarke’s “‘Membering,” where he details his life growing up in Barbados, moving to Canada, and becoming a journalist where he interviewed Malcom X and LeRoi Jones, to the podcast 1619, a series detailing how slavery changed America, through storytelling, Black voices tell a unique and vivid story.
Talking to kids about racism
An incredible selection of resources and information about the Black experience and how that painfully relates to racial discrimination. A curation of pieces on understanding, tolerance, activities, and inspiration.
Being Black in Canada
Gain a better understanding of the timelines, events, and nuances of Canadian Black history and experience through the Library and Archives curated pieces.
The AU 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.