Celebrating Black History Month

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    Theresa Zelasko

New Book Display up in the Research Commons

Over two dozen books on multiple aspects of Black History are currently on display in the Smith Library Center Research Commons (first floor). This collection of books and images was curated by librarian Theresa Zelasko. “There were so many books I couldn’t display that I wanted to display; there just wasn’t enough physical space!” said Zelasko.


“I realize that I am unable to bring a Black perspective to this display; however, I hope that the books I’ve assembled here convey just how rich and varied the contributions of Black Americans have been, and continue to be, to this country and our culture. These books represent but a small taste of the rich content Smith Library Center is fortunate to have by, for, and about Black cultures,” she continued. 


Topics include the arts, history, biography and autobiography, politics, music, poetry, and more. Interspersed in the book display are selected images from American Historical Images on File: The Black Experience. 

All of these books are available for checkout. The display will remain up until the end of February. 


If you’re unable to visit the library, feel free to view our Pinterest board or WorldCat List featuring the books on display.

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