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Black History Month

The national celebration of African American History was started by Carter G. Woodson, a Harvard-trained historian and the founder of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, and first celebrated as a weeklong event in February of 1926. After a half century of overwhelming popularity, the event was expanded to a full month in 1976 by President Gerald Ford.

Here at the library we are passionate about celebrating African American culture and history (no seriously, I got a massive amount of emails with suggestions). We are proud to present our top 22 favorite books by, and/or about, African Americans, plus two streaming films.

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UCF Libraries Bookshelf: Black History Month

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UCF Libraries Bookshelf: Staff Favorites

For the month of December, the UCF Libraries Bookshelf is celebrating the favorite books and series of the employees of the UCF Libraries. These are the books we have (and will continue to) read many times over the course of our lives. They cross genres from mystery, science fiction, young adult and memoirs. These are our well-loved books and we are thrilled to share them with you.

UCF Libraries Bookshelf: Staff Favorites

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