Digital Library of the Week: Black History Month Resources

This week, we’ll focus on African American resources right here in Philadelphia.

The African American Museum is now in its 35th year of exhibiting the history and culture of African Americans. Located at 7th and Arch Streets, pay only $8 with your current student ID. Visit the exhibitions section of the website to learn what’s currently on display.

Want a more current view of African Americans in this city? Check out the Philadelphia Tribune, a newspaper that considers itself “main stream news for African Americans in the greater Philadelphia region.” Established in 1884 by Christopher J. Perry, the award-winning newspaper is the nation’s oldest black newspaper.

Also visit the website for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You can view work by searching the collection for African American Art. For music lovers, sign up for SoundAboutPhilly, which describes itself as a “free customizable sound-seeing tours told by ‘real’ Philadelphians. The stories are accompanied by dynamic mapping, audio, text and vivid photography that provide a more intimate illustration of Philadelphia and can help you find your way around once you arrive.” Check out Philly Noir to tune in to the African American vibe right around you on South Broad Street.

As always, the University Libraries has plenty of resources on African Americans with a Philadelphia link. Search the catalog for the keywords “African American” and Philadelphia to discover a variety of books, e-books, DVDs, CDs, and more, or browse through our subject guide, African American History.

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