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Black History Month: References

Provides information about Black History Month and some notable African Americans from throughout history.

The following are the citations for the photos and videos included in this LibGuide broken down by the pages that they appear on.

African American History Month

Global Citizen. (2017, March 6). Kids explain black history month [Video]. YouTube.

PBS Kids. (2017, February 1). PBS learning media: Black history month: PBS kids [Video]. YouTube.


Frederick Douglass [Oil on canvas]. (1844). National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., United States.

Frederick Douglass [Quarter-plate ambrotype]. (1856). National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., United States.

Fresberg Cartoon. [Educational Videos for Students (Cartoons on Bullying, Leadership, & More)]. (2015, January 31). Frederick Douglass for kids (Cartoon biography) Educational videos for students (Black history month) [Video]. YouTube.

Hobson, J. [TED-Ed]. (2018, July 24). The breathtaking courage of Harriet Tubman [Video]. YouTube.

Martin Luther King, Jr. [Photograph]. (1964). The Nobel Foundation.

Powelson, B.F. (1868-1869). Carte-de-visit portrait of Harriet Tubman [Photograph]. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., United States.

Scherman, R. (1963, August 28). Civil rights march on Washington, D.C. [Photograph]. National Archives, College Park, MD, United States.

Squyer, H.S. (1885). Harriet Tubman [Photograph]. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., United States. (2011, January 20). Martin luther king - I have a dream speech - August 28, 1963 [Video]. YouTube.

Tarby Studios. (1908). Albumen print of Harriet Tubman [Albumen silver print]. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., United States.

Warren, G.K. (1876). Frederick Douglass [Albumen silver print]. National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., United States.


ABC News. (2019, January 31). Jackie Robinson delivers passionate speech at 1964 civil rights rally [Video]. ABC News.

ABC Television. (1965). Jackie Robinson ABC sports announcer 1965 [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons.

Cavett, D. [The Dick Cavett Show]. (2018, October 8). Muhammad Ali says educate yourself before boxing [Video]. YouTube.

Fawcett Publications. (1951). [Front cover of Jackie Robinson comic book] [Halftone photomechanical print]. Library of Congress.

Roseberg, I. (1967). [Muhammad Ali, bust portrait] [Photograph]. Library of Congress.

Sandberg, C. (1954). [Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers, posed and ready to swing] [Photograph]. Library of Congress.

Si.robi. (2016). [Venus Williams poised to hit a tennis ball] [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons.

Smith, J.M. (2011). Venus and Serena 1993 [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons.

Smith, J.M. (2018). Muhammad Ali in 1997 [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons.

Stango, J. (n.d.). [Pop art painting of Muhammad Ali] [Painting]. Wikimedia Commons.

Thompson, C. (2012). Serena Williams wins gold [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons.

US Open Tennis Championships. (2018, August 31). Venus and Serena Williams: A sister story - 2018 us open [Video]. YouTube.


Awetblackbough. (2010, July 25). Langston Hughes reads the negro speaks of rivers [Video]. YouTube.

Clinton Library. (1993). [Maya Angelou recites a poem at the Clinton Inauguration] [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons.

Delano, J. (1942). [Langston Hughes, half-length portrait, facing left] [Photograph]. Library of Congress.

Jackson, L. (2011). [President Obama places the Presidential Medal of Freedom around Maya Angelou's neck] [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons.

Kennedy, S., Halpert, H., Hurston, Z. N., Halpert, H. & Hurston, Z. N. (1939) Shove It Over. Jacksonville, Florida [Audio]. Library of Congress.

Oprah Winfrey Network [OWN]. (2014, May 28). Dr. Maya Angelou: "Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud" [Video]. YouTube.

Parks, G. (1943). Portrait of Langston Hughes [Photograph]. Library of Congress.

Smith, J.M. (2019). Maya Angelou [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons.

Van Vechten, C. (1936). [Portrait of Langston Hughes] [Photograph]. Library of Congress.

Van Vechten, C. (1938). [Portrait of Zora Neale Hurston] [Photograph]. Library of Congress.

[Zora Hurston, half-length portrait, standing, facing slightly left, beating the hountar, or mama drum] [Photograph]. (1937). Library of Congress.

Zora Neale Hurston, 1901-1960 [Photograph]. (1935-1943). Library of Congress.


Barack Obama Presidential Library. (2012). [The Obama and Biden families celebrating their election night victory] [Photograph]. National Archives.

Barack Obama Presidential Library. (2015). [The Obama family outside of the White House on Easter Sunday] [Photograph]. National Archives.

Bring U.S. together. Vote Chisholm 1972, unbought and unbossed [Poster]. (1972). National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., United States.

NYC Department of Records and Information Services. (2015, April 13). Shirley Chisholm: Declares presidential bid, January 25, 1972 [Video]. YouTube.

The Obama White House. (2009, January 20). President Barack Obama's inaugural address [Video]. YouTube.

[Official portraits of the 1976 U.S. Supreme Court: Justice Thurgood Marshall] [Photograph]. (1976). Library of Congress.

O'Halloran, T.J. (1957). Thurgood Marshall, attorney for the NAACP [Photograph]. Library of Congress.

O'Halloran, T.J. (1972). Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm announcing her candidacy for presidential nomination [Photograph]. Library of Congress.

Okamoto, Y.R. (1967). Thurgood Marshall [Photograph]. National Archives.

Souza, P. (2012). President Barack Obama [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons.

UCLA Film & Television Archive [UCLAFilmTVArchive]. (2013, May 6). "Thurgood Marshall nominated to supreme court" (Washington, DC, 6/13/1967 [Video]. YouTube.

Women at the democratic national convention - Miami beach, florida [Photograph]. (1972). Florida Memory.


Children's Media Archive. (2020, February 20). From out of the past! Voice of George Washington Carver [Video]. YouTube.

George Washington Carver [Photograph]. (1910). Wikimedia Commons.

[George Washington Carver at work in his laboratory] [Photograph]. (n.d.). Wikimedia Commons.

NASA. (1966). Katherine Johnson at NASA, in 1966 [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons.,_in_1966.jpg

NASA. (1980). [Katherine Johnson at NASA Langley Research Center in 1980] [Photograph]. NASA.

NASA. (1992). [Mae Jemison at Florida's Kennedy Space Center] [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons.

NASA. (1992). [Mae Jemison floating in space] [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons.

NASA. (2015). [Katherine Johnson after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom] [Photograph]. Wikimedia Commons.

NASA Langley Research Center. (2017, September 22). Katherine Johnson interview, Sept. 2017 [Video]. YouTube.

Official portrait of STS-47 mission specialist Mae C. Jemison in LES [Photograph]. (1992). NASA.

PBS. (2014, September 22). Mae Jemsion, first african-american woman in space [Video]. PBS.

Rothstein, A. (1942). Tuskegee institute, Alabama. Dr. George Washington Carver [Photograph]. Library of Congress.