Explore the Black Life in America Database

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Explore the Black Life in America Database

In celebration of Black History Month, you're invited to learn all about the database Black Life In America and how you can use this resource with your library card!

The Black Life in America database provides comprehensive news coverage of the African American experience from 1704-1975, sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 African American publications. Black Life in America is a digital archive of news media that presents the broad sweep of African American history, including many Black achievements not covered in most textbooks, and provides balanced coverage from diverse sources published across four centuries. From Black-owned newspapers to mainstream publications, this primary source collection offers a broad view into centuries of African American history, culture and daily life – as well as how the dominant culture has portrayed and perceived people of African descent.

Online registration for this program can be completed below. You may also register by calling 309.590.6168 or by visiting the Adult Services Desk at the Library and registering in person. As soon as registration is complete, you will receive an email with a link to access the online discussion.