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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Take a Trip for Black History Month

Located just about 2 hours from us in Cincinnati, Ohio home of the Freedom Center and the National Underground Railroad Museum. The Freedom Center is an incredible resource to have in our backyard regarding abolition and the civil rights movement.

To plan your visit:

To learn more about the Underground Railroad visit:

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Daily Distraction - Black History Quiz

Challenge what you know about Black History. Take the quiz.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Frederick Douglass

As we continue Black History Month we recognize one of the true heroes of our country and a champion for equality- Frederick Douglass. Douglass's story is a remarkable one. A slave who taught himself to read and write, Douglass's first radical step towards freedom was to teach other slave children how to read and study the New Testament. After escaping his enslavement in the south, Douglass made it North where he was free to get an education and work on making all African-Americans free through his writings, politics, and teachings.

In his life Douglass became a true civil rights champion and the first major black abolitionist in the country. He was a staunch ally and friend to President Lincoln- so much so when Lincoln was killed his wife gave Douglass Lincoln's famous walking stick and it still survives today at his homeplace in Washington DC.

To learn more about Frederick Douglass visit the following links:

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Were You Aware...?

Many of the products and technologies that we rely heavily on and consider "modern day conveniences" were created by African Americans. For more information on inventions, check out Biography's Black History Month page.

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

What do you know about....?

The NAACP is considered the largest and most recognized organization representing African Americans. Check out what the NAACP is all about.

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Black History Month

In addition to the Black History Month display and activities on ACTC campus, the library will provide Black History Month information via our blog. Check back daily for facts on Black History.

Black History Month began as Negro History Week in 1926. Carter G. Woodson is responsible for getting this celebration started. February was chosen in honor of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglas.

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New Display

The CDC Library currently has displays featuring the "Faculty Art Collection", Graphic Novels, and Black History Month. Stop in and check them out!

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