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Black History Month: Audio/Visual

February is Black History Month

Audio and video resources about Black History from the SCC Library and the Internet:


The above video is from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum YouTube page. To learn more about the 1936 Olympics, visit the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The final speech from Martin Luther King Jr., recorded at the Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3, 1968. King was assassinated by James Earl Ray on April 4, 1968, the day after he orated this speech.

Barbara Jordan's Keynote Address to the 1976 Democratic National Convention was a landmark moment as she transcended boundaries and became the first African American woman to deliver the keynote address.

President Barack Obama made history when he became the first ever African American elected as President of the United States.

Obama Presidency Oral HIstory Project

Transcriptions of Famous Speeches

Films in the SCC Library

Hip-hop Beyond Beats and Rhymes: a library-use-only documentary film that engages the viewer on issues of race, gender violence, and exploitation of youth culture, directed by Byron Hurt

Prince Among Slaves: a 2006 historical documentary  about the legacy of enslaved Africans, written and directed by Andrea Kalin

The Bicycle Corps America's Black army on wheels: the story of the 25th Infantry's bicycle trip, directed by Gus Chambers

The Help: a 2011 period drama focusing on the relationship between a young white woman and two black maids during the Civil Rights Era of the 1960s, written and directed by Tate Taylor

The Murder of Emmett Till: the true story of a 14 year old black boy who was murdered for whistling at a white woman in 1955, produced by Firelight Media

The N Word divided we stand: a 2004 documentary film exploring the use of the word, directed and written by Todd Larkins Williams

The Price of Racism: a 2003 film examining five case studies in which racism led to violence, published by Films for the Humanities & Sciences

Where Do We Go From Here? a Journey in Search of History and Dialogue: a blend of archival footage and guided commentary exploring race relations in the United States, published by Films for the Humanities & Sciences