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African American History Month 2024 Reading List: By Author (A-B)

Selected list of African American books


The 2024 theme for African American History month is  African Americans and the Arts.  African American artists have used art to preserve history and community memory as well as for empowerment. Artistic and cultural movements such as the New Negro, Black Arts, Black Renaissance, hip-hop, and Afrofuturism, have been led by people of African descent and set the standard for popular trends around the world. This guide is a collection of books by or about African American artist, photographers, architects, musicians, dancers and writers.


African American Books - by author (A - B)

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Black History Reading List Libguide Survey

The information presented is relevant to the research assignment for my class
Strongly Agree: 12 votes (70.59%)
Agree: 3 votes (17.65%)
Not much: 0 votes (0%)
Doesn't Apply: 2 votes (11.76%)
Total Votes: 17
Library guide is helpful
Yes: 49 votes (100%)
Maybe: 0 votes (0%)
No: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 49
I am encouraged to read more because of the books listed in the guide.
Strongly Agree: 21 votes (95.45%)
Agree: 1 votes (4.55%)
Not much: 0 votes (0%)
Disagree: 0 votes (0%)
Strongly Disagree: 0 votes (0%)
Total Votes: 22

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