Libraries Celebrate Black History Month with Exhibits

photo of book, Black Opera

The UWM Libraries have created exhibits at all three of our locations to celebrate Black History Month, and have collaborated with other campus units on displays and events.

Golda Meir Library

In the Daniel M. Soref Learning Commons, an exhibit–“Celebrate Black Music”–features books, recordings, and other materials from the Libraries’ collections that focus on Black contributions to music. Online, the Libraries’ DEI Reading List this month features books on Black music and offers information related to the exhibit and links for listening:

In addition, a tabling exhibit in the Learning Commons displays a wide range of library materials on Black history and culture.

UWM at Waukesha Library

The Waukesha Library has organized an exhibit of recently-acquired books and videos related to Black history, music, culture, literature, economics, and politics. All items are available for checkout. In partnership with the recently-opened Black Cultural Resource Center, the Library helped curate a collection of cultural artifacts and library resources as part of the new Waukesha Campus Cultural Visibility Project. The Library also contributed biographical research for an exhibit in the Waukesha Student Union that focuses on a number of notable Milwaukee African American Civil Rights leaders.

Black History Month exhibit at UWM at Washington County Library
Black History Month exhibit at UWM at Washington County Library

UWM at Washington County Library

The Washington County Library has also created an exhibit of library materials on Black history from its collections, and is partnering with the UWM Washington County Student Development Office to host a noontime Black History Trivia Program on February 16 in the Library Community Room.