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African American Heritage Month


Additional Resources

Going for the Gold: African Americans and the 1984 Olympic Summer Games

Video: Maps of African American History in Los Angeles

An Unusual Resource for African American Genealogy

Vacation Without Humiliation

Central Avenue and the Dunbar Hotel

Celebrating African American History Month with the LAPL Photo Collection

From Maya Angelou to Tupac Shakur: Spotlight on African-American poets

Where Black Angelenos Swam and Relaxed in the Days of Segregation

This Map Throws it Back to When Little Tokyo Was Bronzeville

Mapping the History of African Americans

Created Equal: Voices

ALOUD Podcasts

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Between the World and Me

A Tribute to Wanda Coleman

Americanah: A Novel

All Our Names: Dinaw Mengestu

The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky and Death

Ordinary Light: A Memoir

Through Trying Times: Stories of Loss and Redemption in the American South

The Future of African American Literature and the Paradox of Progress

The Black Body

Yet Do I Marvel: Black Iconic Poets of the 20th Century

Online Exhibits

Firsts, Seconds and Thirds: African American Leaders in Los Angeles During the 1960s and 70s

African American Military Portraits From the American Civil War

King, the Kennedys, & Los Angeles


African American History Month

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards

National Museum of African American History and Culture 

National Archives: Black History

California African American Museum