Library displays black history resources

Student organizations and academic departments at Southeastern Louisiana University will host activities in February to celebrate Black History Month.

Throughout the month, Southeastern’s Sims Memorial Library will highlight black history and culture with The African-American Mosaic, an exhibit that will be on display on the third floor, university officials said.

The exhibit marks the publication of “The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture.” The Mosaic is the first library-wide resource guide to the institution’s African-American collections.

“Covering the nearly 500 years of the black experience in the Western hemisphere, the Mosaic surveys the full range size, and variety of the Library of Congress’ collections, including books, periodicals, prints, photographs, music, film and recorded sound,” said Sims Memorial Library Director Eric Johnson. “Moreover, the African-American Mosaic represents the start of a new kind of access to the library’s African-American collections and the beginning of reinvigorated research and programming drawing on these, now systematically identified, collections.”

Black History Month activities are free and include:

A complete list of Black History Month programs is available at http://www.southeastern.edu/misa. For more information, call the MISA office at (985) 549-3850.