Every month, Arlington Campus Library creates a display of books and photos, as well as an accompanying bibliography, on a particular theme.In celebration of African American History Month,the February display at the Arlington Campus Library spotlights selected materials from its collection to highlight aspects of the black experience – particularly in economics, education and public policy. (Past exhibits are featured on the Arlington Campus Library’s blog.) Related resources from the Mason Libraries’ online collections include:
- African American Studies Infoguide
- African American Biographical Database – contains extended narratives of African American activists, former slaves, artists, homemakers, religious workers, scientists, and more – both the famous and the everyday person.
- African American Music Reference – contains 50,000 pages that offer a comprehensive coverage of blues, jazz, spirituals, civil rights songs, slave songs, minstrelsy, rhythm and blues, gospel, and other forms of black American musical expression.
- Black Studies Center – brings together essential historical and current material on the past, present and future of African-Americans, the wider African Diaspora, and Africa itself. It includes the Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, backfiles of the Chicago Defender newspaper, and full-text coverage of core Black Studies journals.
- Black Drama - full- text of 1200 plays written by over 150 black writers from around the world. Includes additional materials such as playbills, production notes, biographies, and images.
- Black Thought & Culture – full-text documents of major black leaders in North America from the 19th & 20th centuries; includes primary source materials.