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Recommended Reading: Current Month: Black Histories, Black Futures and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Highline College's librarians recommend materials from the library collection on a wide variety of topics.

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Heroes of The Colored Race
"Heroes of The Colored Race, 1881"

Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month are coming. It makes us aware of the struggle for freedom and equal opportunity. To honor the history and inspire the future, our library presents a reading/viewing list with a joint theme on Martin Luther King Jr,  black histories, and black futures. You can also find these materials on our Recommended Reading display rack on the Plaza Level of the library. Please borrow and enjoy them!

Black Lives Matter, Afrofuturist, and Black Legacy Media

Source: Garza, A., Cullors, P., Tometi, O., & Birdsong, M. (2016, October). An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter. TED Talk

Source: Woods, J. (2019, May 9). Jamila Woods LEGACY LEGACY album. Via Youtube. This album honors and builds off of the legacies of Black visionaries, activists, artists, and women of color. Tracks names: Betty, Zora, Giovanni, Sonia, Frida, Eartha, Miles, Muddy, Basquiat, Sun Ra, Octavia, Baldwin. Pitchfork activist/artist Woods Interview/album review HERE

Source: Monáe, J. (2018, April 27). Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer [Emotion Picture]. Via Youtube

E-Books on Black history and Black Futures

Films on Demand: Afrofuturism

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African American Diaspora Online Resources & Activism

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Books

Black Histories and Black Futures: New Books

Books on Activism and Afrofuturism in the Library

Highline College Resources & Programs

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Notable Black Leaders & African American Biographies

Black Excellence Books for Youth and Families