Subject of the Month: 2016

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February 2016


February 2016 image First Congressional Church of Detroit Interior

First Congregational Church of Detroit 

Selectors: Anne Hudson and Danielle Ager

February is the month dedicated annually to Black History Month. This year's official theme is:  Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories. This Guide and our Book Display at the Purdy Kresge Library are based on this theme with an emphasis on the Underground Railroad and books from our African American Literature Special Collection. 

Books from the Catalog

Picture of the Display

Databases, February 2016


African American Experience

Harriet Tubman Biography

Videos, February 2016

Images from the African American Literature Collection

Maud Martha

By Gwendolyn Brooks

Une Vie de toutes les Couleurs

By Josephine Baker and Andre Rivollet

Uncle Tom's Cabin

By Harriet Beecher Stowe

A Feast of Poetry

Celebrating Thirty Years of Lotus Press and Its Poets

The Big Sea

By Langston Hughes

Working with the Hands

By Booker T. Washington

Jonah's Gourd Vine

By Zora Neale Hurston