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Education Resource Area: Monthly Celebrations February

Located in the Salem State University library (2nd floor). ERA provides resources and services to support education programs at Salem State University. The collection includes curriculum, lesson planning, assessment, educational research books and kits.

Monthy Celebration - February -Black History Month





    • Educ. Res. D 810 .N4 S44 2014 Sheinkin, Steve The Port Chicago 50 : Disaster Mutiny And The Fight For Civil Rights Presents an account of the 1944 civil rights protest involving hundreds of African-American Navy servicemen who were unjustly charged with mutiny for refusing to work in unsafe conditions after the deadly Port Chicago explosion.



    • Educ. Res. E 185.63 .C57 2000 Clinton, Catherine The Black Soldier : 1492 To The Present Chronicles the military accomplishments of African Americans who fought for the independence and preservation of the United States while struggling to be treated as equals and recognized for their valor and achievement.


    • Educ. Res. E 185.86. P56 2012 Pinkney, Andrea Davis Hand In Hand : Ten Black Men Who Changed America Presents the stories of ten African-American men from different eras in American history, organized chronologically to provide a scope from slavery to the modern day.

    • Educ. Res. E 185.915 .K38 1999 c.1 Katz, William Loren Black Pioneers : An Untold Story A biographical history of influential African American pioneers and freedom fighters in the Midwest, including Sara Jane Woodson, Peter Clark, and Dred Scott.


    • Educ. Res. E 185.93 .A3 P37 2009 Partridge, Elizabeth Marching For Freedom : Walk Together Children And Dont You Grow Weary This book recounts the three months of protest that took place before Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s landmark march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery to promote equal rights and help African-Americans earn the right to vote.





    • Educ. Res. E 185.97 .B84 L69 2006 Lowery, Linda Tia Clara Brown, Pionera Oficial A biography of the freed slave who made her fortune in Colorado and used her money to bring other former slaves there to begin new lives.

    • Educ. Res. New E 185.97 .K47 K89 2015 Krull, Kathleen Coretta Scott King A biography of the life and career of Coretta Scott King and her work for equal rights for African-Americans.



    • Educ. Res. E 185.97 .T47 F73 2003 Fradin, Dennis B Fight On : Mary Church Terrells Battle For Integration Profiles the first black Washington, D.C. Board of Education member, who helped to found the NAACP and organized of pickets and boycotts that led to the 1953 Supreme Court decision to integrate D.C. area restaurants.



    • Educ. Res. E 443 .D55 2001 Diouf, Sylviane A Growing Up In Slavery Examines what life was like for children who grew up as slaves in the United States, describing the conditions in which they lived, the work they did, how they were educated, and their efforts to obtain freedom.





    • Educ. Res. E 840.8 .L43 H55 2002 Hill, Christine M John Lewis : From Freedom Rider To Congressman Chronicles the life of the man whose politics took him from civil rights worker in the South to serving as a United States Congressman.

    • Educ. Res. F 74 .S1 F67 2000 Forten, Charlotte L A Free Black Girl Before The Civil War : The Diary Of Charlotte Forten 1854 The diary of a sixteen-year-old free African American who lived in Massachusettts in 1854 records her schooling, participation in the antislavery movement, and concern for an arrested fugitive slave. Includes sidebars, activities, and a timeline related to this era.




    • Educ. Res. F 334 .M753 C6554 2009 Hoose, Phillip M Claudette Colvin : Twice Toward Justice Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history.

    • Educ. Res. F 334 .M753 P38427 2005 Giovanni, Nikki Rosa Rosa Parks's personal story moves quickly into a summary of the Civil Rights movement in this striking picture book. Parks is introduced in idealized terms. She cares for her ill mother and is married to one of the best barbers in the county. Sewing in an alterations department, Rosa Parks was the best seamstress. Her needle and thread flew through her hands like the gold spinning from Rumpelstiltskin's loom. Soon the story moves to her famous refusal to give up her seat on the bus, but readers lose sight of her as she waits to be arrested. Giovanni turns to explaining the response of the Women's Political Caucus, which led to the bus boycott in Montgomery. A few events of the movement are interjected - the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the aftermath and reactions to the murder of Emmett Till, the role of Martin Luther King, Jr., as spokesperson. Collier's watercolor and collage scenes are deeply hued and luminous, incorporating abstract and surreal elements along with the realistic figures. Set on colored pages, these illustrations include an effective double foldout page with the crowd of successful walkers facing a courthouse representing the 1956 Supreme Court verdict against segregation on the buses.

    • Educ. Res. F 419 .L7 F73 2004 Fradin, Judith Bloom The Power Of One : Daisy Bates And The Little Rock Nine Born in a small town in rural Arkansas, Daisy Bates was a journalist and activist who became one of the foremost civil rights leaders in America. In 1957 she mentored the nine black students who were integrated into Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

    • Educ. Res. F 614 .H6 N63 2000 Nobisso, Josephine John Blair And The Great Hinckley Fire Tells how a brave African American porter helped save many lives when the train on which he was working was caught up in the horrendous firestorm near Hinkley, Minnesota, in 1894.

    • Educ. Res. F 785 .N4 L69 1999 Lowery, Linda Aunt Clara Brown : Official Pioneer A biography of the freed slave who made her fortune in Colorado and used her money to bring other former slaves there to begin new lives.


    • Educ. Res. GV 865 .M325 V47 2010 Vernick, Audrey She Loved Baseball : The Effa Manley Story Effa always loved baseball. As a young woman, she would go to Yankee Stadium just to see Babe Ruth's mighty swing. But she never dreamed she would someday own a baseball team. Or be the first and only woman ever inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. From her childhood in Philadelphia to her groundbreaking role as business manager and owner of the Newark Eagles, Effa Manley always fought for what was right. And she always swung for the fences.

    • Educ. Res. GV 865 .R6 D56 1998 Dingle, Derek T First In The Field : Baseball Hero Jackie Robinson A biography which discusses the discrimination faced by Jackie Robinson, the baseball legend who became the first African American to play Major League baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers

    • Educ. Res. GV 865 .R6 F68 2006 Ford, Carin T Jackie Robinson : Hero Of Baseball At a time when American blacks and whites were kept apart in most aspects of their lives, one man s courage and talent changed sports history. Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play major league baseball. Even when racist insults exploded from the stands, Robinson kept his focus on the game and earned the world s admiration. For the rest of his life, Jackie Robinson continued to speak out for equality and civil rights. In this exciting biography, young readers will learn about our nation s trailblazing baseball hero.


    • Educ. Res. GV 1132 .J7 S658 2010 Smith, Charles R Black Jack : The Ballad Of Jack Johnson Art and poetry combine to tell the story of boxer Jack Johnson, who became the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion in the early part of the twentieth century.

    • Educ. Res. GV 1833.6 .P5 P56 1996 Pinkney, Andrea Davis Bill Pickett, Rodeo Ridin Cowboy Describes the life and accomplishments of the son of a former slave whose unusual bulldogging style made him a rodeo star.

    • Educ. Res. HD 9970.5 .C672 W352 2007 Aller, Susan Bivin Madam C J Walker Learn about this very successful African American businesswoman.

    • Educ. Res. HD 9970.5 .C672 W3547 2000 Lasky, Kathryn Vision Of Beauty : The Story Of Sarah Breedlove Walker A biography of Sarah Breedlove Walker who, though born in poverty, pioneered in hair and beauty care products for black women, and became a great financial success.

    • Educ. Res. HD 9970.5 .C672 W3547 2003 Lasky, Kathryn Vision Of Beauty : The Story Of Sarah Breedlove Walker A biography of Sarah Breedlove Walker who, though born in poverty, pioneered in hair and beauty care products for black women, and became a great financial success.



    • Educ. Res. NX 512.3 .A35 H38 1996 Haskins, James The Harlem Renaissance Chronicles the early twentieth-century artistic and intellectual revolution in black America.






    • Educ. Res. PS 3557 .R39416 G74 2011 Greenfield, Eloise The Great Migration : Journey To The North Describes the period of the 20th century when many African Americans left the South to make better lives for themselves in the nothern states.



    • Educ. Res. New RD 27.35 .T46 M87 2015 Murphy, Jim Breakthrough : How Three People Saved Blue Babies And Changed Medicine Forever In 1944, a groundbreaking operation repaired the congenital heart defect known as blue baby syndrome. The operation's success brought the surgeon Alfred Blalock international fame and paved the way for open-heart surgery. But the technique had been developed by Vivien Thomas, Blalock's African American lab assistant, who stood behind Blalock in the operating room to give him step-by-step instructions. The stories of this medical and social breakthrough and the lives of Thomas, Blalock, and their colleague Dr. Helen Taussig are intertwined in this nonfiction narrative.