Selected Resources

The Resources Page has selected resources, and is a preview of how the grant project, through the literature review, saw BHM “taking shape” in the public sphere and in public library programming. The full literature review will be published and the link will be posted here on the website.


African American Focused Libraries


  • Dagbovi, Pero Gaglo. Carter G. Woodson in Washington, D.C., The Father of Black History. The History Press, 2014. 
  • Dagbovi, Pero Gaglo. The Early Black History Movement, Carter G. Woodson and Lorenzo Johnston Greene. University of Illinois Press, 2007.
  • Goggin, Jacqueline. Carter G. Woodson, A Life in Black History. Louisiana State University Press, 1993. 
  • Henry, Mike. Black History More Than a Month. Roman & Littlefield Education, 2012.
  • Hopkins, Deborah. Carter Reads the Newspaper: The Story of Carter G. Woodson, Founder of Black History Month. Peachtree, 2019. (Illustrated by Don Tate, Picture book for ages 6 – 10)
  • Smith, Charles. 28 Days: Moments in Black History that Changed the World. Roaring Brook Press, 2015. (Illustrated by Shane Evan. Picture book for ages 5 – 8)
  • Snodgrass, Mary E. Black History Month Resource Book. Gale Research International, 1993.
  • Woodson, Carter Godwin. The Mis-Education of the Negro. Associated Publishers, 1933.

Book Chapter

  • Bair, Sarah. “The Early Years of Negro History Week, 1926 – 1950.” IN Histories of Social Studies and Race: 1865 – 2000.Christine Woyshner and Chara Haeussler Bohan, editors. Palgrave and Macmillan, 2012, pp. 57 – 77.


  • Franklin, John Hope, Gerald Horne, Harold W. Cruse, Allen B. Ballard, and Reavis L. Mitchell. “Black History Month: Serious Truth Telling or Triumph of Tokenism?” The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, no. 18, 1997, pp. 87 – 92.
  • King, LaGarrett J., and Keffrelyn Brown. “Once a Year to Be Black: Fighting Against Typical Black History Month Pedagogies.” The Negro Educational Review, vol. 65, np. 1 – 4, 2014, pp. 23 – 43.
  • Pitre, Abul and Ruth Ray. “The Controversy Around Black History,” Western Journal of Black Studies, vol. 26, no. 3, 2002, pp. 149 – 154.
  • Woodson, Carter G. “Negro History Week,” The Journal of Negro History. Vol. 11, no. 2, 1996, pp. 238 -242.