In 1976, President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized February as Black History Month, a time for the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” It is also known as National African-American History month.
Dunlap “Black History Read”
The Dunlap Branch will offer children and teens a small prize for every Black History book read in February — fiction or nonfiction. Each book you read will also earn an entry for the grand prize drawing to be held the first week in March.
For your convenience, several of our locations have Black History materials on display, or in a special area for easy access.
For a fascinating browsing experience, explore Elkhart Public Library Black History Links, a comprehensive collection of links to history, biographies, images, art, and a wide range of African American accomplishments and contributions to American culture.
- Goodreads: Popular Black History Books
- PBS Parents: Books that Bring the Black Experience to Life
- YALSA Hub (for teens): Reading Black History Month in a Different Way