In early February, Umoja students worked with the library staff to develop a display for Black History Month.
Students in Tina Chen’s English 1A class selected “African American Influence on American Culture” as the display theme, and each student selected a book reflecting his or her interests.
Topic favorites ranged from rap music to professional sports to scientific discovery. Some of the books recommended include:
- The Vibe History of Hip Hop, edited by Alan Light
- Outside the Lines: African Americans and the Integration of the National Football League, written by Charles K. Ross
- African-American Scientists: Robert Jones, Reatha Clark King, Walter Massey, Franklyn G. Prendergast, Larry Shannon, written by Jetty St. John
Student, faculty, and staff are invited to celebrate Black History Month with a good book. You may view a complete list of the students’ selections online.
Stop by the library and check out one (or as many) that interest you!