By Joyce Waybright
Special to GUIDON
The Bruce C. Clarke Library will celebrate Black History Month in February with a variety of displays of books and media items.
Also available for students and researchers are a large number of online databases and digital resources free to our users provided by the Clarke Library and Department of Defense.
Remember or discover something new about African American achievements and contributions to our society throughout history.
Below is an excerpt of an article from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History:
“Association for the Study of African American Life and History’s 2019 theme Black Migrations emphasizes the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities.”
“While inclusive of earlier centuries, this theme focuses especially on the twentieth century, through today. Beginning in the early decades of the twentieth century, African-American migration patterns included relocation from southern farms to southern cities; from the South to the Northeast, Midwest, and West; from the Caribbean to US cities as well as to migrant labor farms; and the emigration of noted African Americans to Africa and to European cities such as Par-is and London, after the end of World War I and World War II.”
To read the rest of the article and learn more visit the website cited below:
February is also “Love your Library Month”. Come by the Bruce C. Clarke Library and see what we have for the Fort Leonard Wood military community inside the library and online.
(Editor’s note: Waybright is the Bruce C. Clarke Library’s chief of community services.)