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Black Future Month – Afrofuturism Recommendations

Were you a fan of the movie Black Panther?  The critically acclaimed box office smash brought the term Afrofuturism into the mainstream as people clamored for more things to watch, read, and listen to upon finishing the film. The Oxford … Continue reading

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Our favorite recent books by black authors

In honor of Black History Month we’ve put together a list of our favorite books by black authors that were published in the last few years (some are a little older, but we felt strongly about them!) Any month is … Continue reading

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Black History Month Booklists

Because reading books by black authors & with black characters is important all year round, for our last blog post of Black History Month we’ve got a bunch of booklists for all your reading needs! Boston Public Library has been … Continue reading

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Book list: essays on race and culture

It’s never a bad time to read about race in America, but it’s particularly appropriate during Black History Month. Here’s a list of some recent books of essays about race and culture. The links go to the library catalog so … Continue reading

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Black History Month Movies & TV

For you film & TV lovers, we’ve got a couple of lists in honor of Black History Month. We’d be remiss not to mention the record shattering Black Panther movie that just came out in theaters this past weekend.  Seriously, … Continue reading

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The Boston Globe’s Boston. Racism. Image. Reality. Series

At the end of last year, The Boston Globe released a series of articles called Boston. Racism. Image. Reality.  They look at Boston’s relationship with race through 5 different lenses – the development of the Seaport neighborhood, hospitals, colleges, sports, … Continue reading

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Black History Month – African Americans in Times of War

2018’s Black History Month theme is African Americans in Times of War, a topic that is often overlooked when learning about our country’s history.  We’re sharing some books and other resources that can help you learn more about this important … Continue reading

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Black Characters & Black History in Pop Culture

Looking for books, movies, and games featuring black characters & black history for Black History Month?  We’ve put together a compilation of lists just for that purpose! Looking for books?  Check out this Goodreads Black History Month list or this … Continue reading

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Discover African-American History With Our Databases

Our databases are a great tool for learning about African-American history!  You can look at the databases here in the library, from at home, or anywhere you have an internet connection!  All you need in order to access them are … Continue reading

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Lemonade Syllabus

Lemonade didn’t win the Grammy for Album of the Year  this weekend, to the surprise of even the winner, Adele.  But Beyonce’s iconic album did inspire the Lemonade syllabus, created by Candice Benbow last year. The syllabus includes books, films, … Continue reading

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