By Sara Frymark
For more than 80 years, the month of February has been associated with Black history in the United States. Its beginnings can be traced back to February of 1926 when the first week-long celebration of “Negro History Week” was first introduced to the nation. In 1976, 50 years after its premier, “Negro History Week” officially morphed into “Black History Month” and has since been inherited in Canada and the United Kingdom. This year, Sara Frymark, a TCC Library Technology student, pulled and built a display highlighting a small section of books and DVD’s as one of her practicum projects. For more information on the items highlighted, you can visit the NE Library and view the display on the main floor in the reference section. All of the materials used for the display are available for students to checkout. A handful of the selected works include books and DVD’s on President Barack Obama, musician Jay-Z as well as notable writers such as Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison. The exhibit will be on display throughout the month of February in honor of Black History Month.
This post was written by Twyla Reese-Hornsby