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Celebrating Black History Month 2024

A library guide sharing books, movies, and more resources to honor Black History Month

About Black History Month

February is African American History Month. Each February, libraries of all types join in paying tribute to the generations of African Americans who struggled with adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society. (Library of Congress)

Read more about Black History Month by visiting the Library of Congress: About Black History Month

What's In This Guide?

This guide includes library materials that are available online for all Cal State LA students, staff, and faculty. To access an eBook or film, click the links and sign-in with your MyCalStateLA username and password. This guide also provides additional web resources.

  • Books: Read fiction, non-fiction, and anti-racist titles; learn about how to browse eBooks via the library homepage.
  • Movies: Watch movies including documentaries, contemporary and classic films, and educational videos; learn about how to browse movies.
  • Resources: Additional related resources including links to Cal State LA departments and public organizations.

If you have any questions about this guide or the online library materials, please email

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300