Black History Month 2021

Our theme for Black History Month 2021 is "Authors that Paved the Way."

 

Each week we will highlight a selection of authors.

 

Click links below their photos to find their works listed on Edelweiss.

Titles for Week 4 that connect with the idea:

"Black Joy"

"...joy and healing are legitimate and effective forms of protesting and resisting. They are innate to our being — and when your very being is a threat, to live your life joyously, noisily and without shame or restriction is powerful." - Chante Joseph

 

Click here for a list of works within Edelweiss that celebrate Black Joy.

 

Featured Authors for Week 3 that connect with the idea:

"Power, Place, and Peace"

Click here for a list of Toni Morrison's works within Edelweiss.

Click here for a list of Richard Wright's works.

Click here for a list of J. California Cooper's works.

Click here for a list of Frederick Douglass' works.

 

Check back next week as we reveal more featured authors each week of the month.

Featured Authors for Week 2 that connect with the idea:

"Black Love"

Click here for a list of Beverly Jenkins' works within Edelweiss.

Click here for a list of Frances E.W. Harper's works.

Click here for a list of Brenda Jackson's works.

Click here for a list of Jasmine Guillory's works.

 

Check back next week as we reveal more featured authors each week of the month.

Featured Authors for Week 1 were:

"WRITING MY PLACE INTO EXISTENCE AND THE FUTURE"

Click here for a list of Octavia E. Butler's works within Edelweiss.

Click here for a list of James Baldwin's works.

Click here for a list of Audre Lorde's works.

Click here for a list of Langston Hughes' works.

 

Check back next week as we reveal more featured authors.

Is there a black author that has paved the way for you?

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