Celebrate and learn with IU Libraries
Black history isn't found only in history books - it spans many disciplines and includes print, online, and multimedia resources. IU Libraries offers a wealth of knowledge during Black History Month and every month. Here are just a few highlights; note that many of these resources require logging in with your IU Bloomington username and passphrase. Want more, or don't see the kind of resources you're hoping to find? Ask us!
Curated by librarians, these guides spotlight resources by topic within many disciplines. For example:
- Black American poetry (look for a related book display in the Scholars' Commons at Wells Library, coming soon!)
- Black LGBTQ+ poets (part of our Gender Studies research guide)
- Black philosophy & thought (part of our Philosophy research guide)
- Black art & artists (includes many resources regarding Black Lives Matter, as well as streaming and DVD video options)
- Black freedom movements in American history
Find additional research guides within African American & African Diaspora Studies.
Multimedia and Playlists
- Black History Month streaming and DVD resources (from the Media Services department)
- The sounds of Black History Month (includes multiple playlists from several musical genres)
The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center Library
Led by librarian DeLoice Holliday, the NMBCC Library serves as a cultural resource for all IU students, faculty, and staff. Here you can find a wealth of Black history resources and expertise, as well as a welcoming community space that is a center of campus cultural activity.