Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King (January display)
From the National Park Foundation:
You can also virtually visit one or more of the nearly 30 sites across the country that make up the Not only are there the well-known sites in Alabama and Washington, D.C., but in fact, there are sites across the country, from Rhode Island to Texas to California.
Please take a few minutes to reflect on Dr. King’s dream of harmony and equality. We are truly fortunate to have so many National Park Service sites that help keep the stories of the civil rights movement alive for current and future generations.
Celebrating Black Lives (February display)
Or watch streaming videos on a variety of topics including civil rights, Black leaders, Black lives around the world, and voter suppression efforts throughout history.
Time (stream on Amazon) How the prison industrial complex defrauds black citizens.
One Night in Miami (stream on Amazon) Covers four prominent Black cultural figures of the 1960’s – Jim Brown (athlete/actor), Cassius Clay aka Ali (boxer), Sam Cooke (singer), and Malcolm X – meeting in a room after Ali’s victory over Sonny Liston for Heavyweight Champion of the World.
MLK/FBI (watch on demand) by Sam Pollard, shows how closely his life was traced. The FBI recorded thousands of hours of audio surveillance – a complicated portrayal of the civil rights hero.
Mangrove (stream on Amazon) One of five films directed by Steve McQueen. This film focuses on a group of West Indian protestors put on trial in 1970 for inciting a riot.
John Lewis: Good Trouble (stream on HBO Max) About the civil rights icon Representative John Lewis who’s ethos was “Get in good trouble, necessary trouble.”
Da 5 Bloods (stream on Netflix) Directed by Spike Lee about four Black war veterans returning to Vietnam many years after the war ended.
All In: The Fight for Democracy (stream on Amazon) About Stacey Abrams and others combating voter suppression.
Hunger Free America- a national research and advocacy organization will have an “MLK servathon” on January 18 and 19. Discuss food insecurity. Go to: hungerfreeamerica.org
The National Museum of African American History and Culture is hosting a social justice-themed virtual concert on Jan 18 at 4 pm.
Click on the red and blue files below for a a month long virtual festival for Black History Month presented by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History and pictures of our displays located in the libraries at our Beeville and Pleasanton campuses.
New Students we encourage you to have your Cougar ID taken by January 25
Call 361-354-2737 for answers to ID questions.