Library Events & News
Events Calendar - January 2017 to May 2017
|February 2017||African American History Month||Library & Learning Commons Book Display||E-Building Hallway 2nd Floor & Library Floor|
|March 2017||National Women's History Month||Library & Learning Commons Book Display||E-Building Hallway 2nd Floor & Library Floor|
|April 2017||National Poetry Month||Library & Learning Commons Book Display||E-Building Hallway 2nd Floor & Library Floor|
|April 2017||World Poetry Marathon||Students, faculty, Library staff. Moderator: Joachim, Jean-Dany||B-Building Main Lobby|
|May 2017||Asian -Pacific American Heritage Month||Library & Learning Commons Book Display||E-Building Hallway 2nd Floor & Library Floor|
|June 2017||Caribbean Heritage Month||Library & Learning Commons Book Display||E-Building Hallway 2nd Floor & Library Floor|
African American History Month - February 2017
African American History Month by the Library of Congress - http://libguides.bhcc.mass.edu/africanamerican_culture_identity
African American History Month - http://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/
Art – Asa Philip Randolph Public Art in Boston http://www.publicartboston.com/content/asa-philip-randolph
“Asa Philip Randolph (1889-1979) was a union organizer and early civil rights leader. In 1925 he organized the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, a union that gained better pay and working conditions for its members from the Pullman Company, operator of the then common railway sleeping cars. During World War II Randolph led a movement that achieved the ban on racial discrimination in war industries. Randolph also led the wartime movement to end racial segregation in the armed forces, an aim that was finally achieved in 1948. The bronze portrait of a seated Randolph is nine feet high. It is by the sculptor, Tina Allen (1949-2008). It was dedicated in 1986. http://www.publicartboston.com/content/asa-philip-randolph”
BHCC Resource Guide – African American History Makers - http://libguides.bhcc.mass.edu/africanamerican_culture_identity
Black History Month in Boston — Tour Guide http://bostonguide.com/article-77841-black-history-month-in-boston.html
Boston Women’s Heritage Trail - Phillis Wheatley, also spelled Phyllis and Wheatly was the first published African-American female poet. Born in West Africa, she was sold into slavery at the age of seven or eight and transported to North America. Born: May 8, 1753, West Africa; Died: December 5, 1784, Boston, MA - http://bwht.org/phillis-wheatley/
Boston’s Black Heritage Trail - http://maah.org/trail.htm
Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities: Mass Moments - http://massmoments.org/moment.cfm?mid=202
Massachusetts Historical Society: African Americans and the End of Slavery in Massachusetts - http://www.masshist.org/endofslavery/index.php?queryID=57
Museum of African American History, Boston (BOS) Nantucket (NAN) - http://maah.org/
National Museum of African American History & Culture - https://nmaahc.si.edu/calendar/upcoming
PBS: Africans in America - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/home.html
SBA (Small Business Administration) Massachusetts African American History Month Celebration - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sba-massachusetts-african-american-history-month-celebration-tickets-31294623060?aff=es2
Smithsonian’s Heritage and History Month at the Smithsonian - http://www.si.edu/events/heritagemonth
New LibGuide (Research Guide)
Please take a look and use the new research guide on Massachusetts Abolitionists and Abolitionism created by BHCC Librarian, Wes Fiorentino.
For more LibGuides, please peruse the list here:
Check out the Fall 2016 Library Newsletter
We have subscribed to a new database from EBSCO.
Please check out the new database that we recently started subscribing to called Literary Reference Center (from EBSCO).
It can be found in our databases webpages, under the Literature heading and under the letter "L".