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. (It counts if a parent or caregiver reads a book to you.)
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