Black History Month Online Resources Featured on Library's Website

Beaufort County Library's webmaster, Halle Eisenman, has created an online gateway to recommended resources about African American history, writers, and culture from her considerable knowledge of the web, our staff, and the fine reference librarians behind the Librarian's Internet Index.

Click your way through some Local History and Nature articles we post. You'll find solid information to get you started exploring Gullah culture and important people in the story of our local past.

Click your way through websites recommended by the LII about Langston Hughes.

Read sheet music from the "Let It Resound" website representing a broad scope of African American musical genres of the late 19th and 20th centuries.

For the more aural among us, the Library of Congress has highlighted podcasts and videos on their African-American History Month Audio/Video web pages.

View an online exhibit about the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial commemorating the role of the 54th Massachusetts United States Colored Troops during the Civil War.

These are just good starting points from which to start your exploration of the wealth of topics within the broad rubric of African-American history. And as always, the Beaufort County Library -- physical and virtual -- is a great place to start your Black History Month celebration.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
 
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.