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Black History Month: Authors, Books, Films, Websites, and More!: Websites and Podcasts for Black History Month and Beyond!

Welcome! This LibGuide celebrates Black History Month by presenting works in many different media (books, films, websites, and podcasts) by and about Black authors and creators and Black history.

Black History Websites

Resources for Teachers

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African American Life and Literature Websites

African American Podcasts

  • The Nod --  This podcast features unique stories about Black life in the USA and globally.  It celebrates the fact of being Black and provides a range of stories from explanations of odd facts to exciting and inspiring news stories. Available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
  • Black Talk Radio Network --  One of the only Black-owned and independent news and podcasting networks, Black Talk Radio Network provides stories on events, politics, and Black empowerment. Available on most major podcast platforms.
  • Noire Histoir -- Follow this podcast for stories of Black history facts, Black literature, and motivational news from all across the African diaspora. Available at noirehistori.com/podcast
  • BOMM: Black Opinions Matter -- An upbeat, multi-host podcast, BOMM provides stories about Black culture, music, and politics. Available on most major podcast platforms.
  • The Gist of Freedom -- The discussions on this podcast celebrate the African American experience. The discussions focus on how African American history has been preserved in literature and art, and often connect African American culture to current events. Available on Apple Podcasts and other major podcast platforms.
  • #Tell Black Stories -- This podcast from activist organization ColorofChange features artists, storytellers, and creators of change with the goal of supporting accurate representations of Black people.Topics range from black women in politics, to criminal justice, to entertainment, and more. Available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Databases

Want to do more research on Black History Month, African American history, and other related topics?  Memorial Library has many helpful databases with full-text articles on all these topics!  Check out some of our favorites below!

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