Women in Black History

Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksFebruary is Black History Month and this February we are going to concentrate our displays on the Women in Black History.  If you want to know what we have in our catalog, you must enter “African American Women” as the subject. For biographies, just put the person you are interested in as the subject.

A book I just finished reading that has been on the best seller lists for quite a while is The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, call number 616.0277 S628. I found it fascinating to see the “behind the headlines” of science research and a glimpse of the lives and attitudes of poor people in the south.

You may also be interested in :

A Shining Thread of Hope: the History of Black Women in America by Darlene Hine, call number 305.488 H662

To Free a Family: The Journey of Mary Walker by Sydney Nathans, call Number BW 182 in the biography section

Phillis Wheatley: Biography of a Genius in Bondage by Vincent Carrella, call number BW 557

Reimagining Equality by Anita Hill, call number 305.896 H645


Phyllis Rogan
, Reference Librarian
Steele Memorial Library

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