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Black History Month: Home

This guide highlights materials available in the library about or created by African Americans.

Black History Month

President Gerald Ford issued a "Message of the Observance of Black History Week" in 1975.  Congress passed Public Law 99-244 which designated February 1986 as "National Black (Afro-American) History Month." 

More information can be found at the Library of Congress African American History Month web page.

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