The Drexel University Libraries celebrates Black History Month in February by featuring resources and stories that honor the culture and contributions of African Americans and the African diaspora.
The 1950s-1970s in the United States were defined by organized actions such as sit-ins, boycotts, walkouts, and strikes by Black people and white allies in the fight for justice against discrimination in all sectors of society from employment to education to housing. Black people have had to consistently push the United States to live up to its ideals of freedom, liberty, and justice for all. In honor of all this, the theme for 2023 focuses on the importance of Black Resistance.
This resource guide includes information and resources about just a few of the people and some of the research and creative works that have inspired us – and we hope they will inspire you throughout the year!