February is Black History Month

Coretta Scott King, speaking at an antinuclear rally in New York City in June 1982

Recognizing February is Black History Month, we invite you to explore these resources in our collection, including print books, ebooks, journal articles and more. For assistance, visit the Library User Services Desk or connect through our Ask Us chat window on this page.

Photo from: Carson, C., & Brown, A.(2005). King, Coretta Scott. In Black Women in America : Oxford University Press. Retrieved 5 Feb. 2018

Resource guide

"A white man's country : an exercise in Canadian prejudice" by Ted Ferguson. (print book)

  • Recommended by Anne Kelly

"Africa Portal" by South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). (book and paper collection)

  • Recommended by Matt Thomas

"Black Canadians : history, experiences, social conditions" by Joseph Mensah. (print book)

  • Recommended by Anne Kelly

"Black Drama" by Alexander Street Press and University of Chicago. (collection of plays)

  • Recommended by Matt Thomas

"Black Lives Matter: The Disruptors" by Mark Kelley (Journalist), Tamar Weinstein (Producer), and Brigitte Ayotte-Thompson (Production Coordinator). (video, 45 min)

  • Recommended by Anne Kelly

"Black Thought and Culture" by Alexander Street Press and University of Chicago. (collection of non-fiction published works)

  • Recommended by Matt Thomas

"Black Women in America" by Darlene Clark Hine. (reference work)

  • Recommended by Matt Thomas

"Colour-coded: a legal history of racism in Canada, 1900-1950" by Constance Backhouse and the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History. (print book and ebook)

  • Recommended by Anne Kelly

"Journal of Black Studies" by Association of Black Psychologists and Sage Publications Ltd. (journal)

  • Recommended by Lauren Bourdages

"No burden to carry : narratives of Black working women in Ontario, 1920s-1950s" by Dionne Brand. (print book)

  • Recommended by Anne Kelly

"Race, space, and the law : unmapping a white settler society" by Sherene Razack. (print book)

  • Recommended by Anne Kelly

"Sisters or strangers? : immigrant, ethnic and racialized women in Canadian history (second edition)" edited by Marlene Epp and Franca Iacovetta. (print book and ebook)

  • Recommended by Anne Kelly

"Slavery in the United States, 1619-1877" by Greg Sennema. (course guide)

  • Recommended by Greg Sennema

"Taking liberties : a history of human rights in Canada" edited by Stephen J. Heathorn and David Goutor. (print book)

  • Recommended by Anne Kelly

"Viola Desmond" by Mitch Burman (Director) and Carolyn Meland (Producer). (video, 3 min)

  • Recommended by Anne Kelly

"We're rooted here and they can't pull us up essays in African Canadian women's history" by Peggy Bristow. (print book and ebook)

  • Recommended by Anne Kelly

“Ebony Roots, Northern Soil: Perspectives on Blackness in Canada” by Charmaine Nelson. (print book)

  • Recommended by Meredith Fischer

“Dear Sir, I Intend to Burn Your Book: An Anatomy of a Book Burning” by Lawrence Hill. (print book and ebook)

  • Recommended by Meredith Fischer

“Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness” by Simone Brown. (print book and ebook)

  • Recommended by Meredith Fischer

“Black Like Who?: Writing Black Canada” by Rinaldo Walcott. (print book and ebook)

  • Recommended by Meredith Fischer

“Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race” by Margot Lee Shetterly. (print book)

  • Recommended by Debbie Chaves

“Notable Black American Women” by Jessive Carney Smith. (print book)

  • Recommended by Debbie Chaves

“Black Women in Nineteenth Century American Life: Their Words, Their Thoughts, Their Feelings” by Bert James Loewenberg. (print book)

  • Recommended by Debbie Chaves

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