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Black History Month: Home

Black History Month

February is Black History Month

The Clovis Community College Library is pleased to share this guide to resources from our collection and beyond that highlight and honor the history, talents, struggles, and contributions of African Americans.

The origin of Black History Month began over a century ago when historian Dr. Carter G. Wilson proposed the creation of a week-long observance of the undeniably important contributions of African Americans had made to society (the group he founded, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, continues to promote an annual theme for Black History Month). In the late 1970s, President Gerald Ford would announce official messages commemorating Black History Week, and subsequently Black History Month. The US Congress in 1986 would pass a law that designated February as "National Black History Month," with President Ronald Reagan issuing the first Presidential Proclamation on the celebration.

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Visit the library for our displays or check out our newsletters on the library page for more featured resources


We recently had our 4th Annual African American Read-In, sponsored by the African American Student Initiative, the Employees of Color Association (EOCA), the English & Reading Department, and the CCC Library

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