Black History Month

On exhibition January 26, 2018 - February 24, 2018


Joy Lambert and Joy Sage are Reference and Instruction Librarians in Pollak Library at  California State University, Fullerton.

ABOUT black history month

This library-curated display is an annual nation-wide event celebrating the history, contributions and leaders of the African American community. "Black History month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history (History:2018)." Black history month is the result of historian Carter Woodson and black leaders working together to bring attention to the contributions of Black Americans. As a result, beginning in 1976, each sitting US president has declared February as black history month.

Black History Month. . A&E Television Networks. Web. 24 Jan. 2018 <>.


about the display

This display includes books celebrating the cultural accomplishments of African Americans.  Poets, artists, musicians and athletes are all represented.  Patrons are free to explore African American music and film through our streaming databases, such as Black Thought and Culture and African American Music.  Historical newspapers are available in African American Newspapers.

Pollak Library patrons are encouraged to borrow and read any of the books on display.


The curators wishes to thank Trish Campbell, Exhibit Program Coordinator for logistical support and Library Marketing student assistant, Lauren Condina. A special thanks to David Gutierrez for designing the posters and handouts for Black History Month and to lauren Fukawa for her assistance in procuring the books.

Exhibit Location

Pollak Library,First Floor North .