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Eastern Washington University Libraries

Black History Month 2021: Black is Beautiful

The 2021 theme for Black History Month at EWU is “Black Is Beautiful,” a slogan emerging from an era where Black Americans continued to question assumptions about the worth of Black culture and Black bodies.

Books from the EWU Library

Black History at EWU

These online resources provide some information about the history of Black students and the Africana Studies program from 1969-2009. Please note that Eastern's Black history runs much longer as its first African American student was Marjorie Boyd Wellington, who graduated in 1935.

Streaming Videos available through the EWU Library

To access our streaming video resource, you will need to login with your EWU NetID username and password.

Are We Different?

Shades of Black: Diversity in African-American Identity

Cultural Identity Theory : Origins, Current Status and the Future

Good Hair and Other Dubious Distinctions

A Question of Color

One Drop Rule

Our Great Day : A Bond with Houston Blues

Brooklyn Boheme

Subject Experts

Qing Stellwagen/Librarian for Diversity & Inclusion Studies and Economics

Contact:    (509) 359-2403

Steven Bingo/Acting University Archivist

Contact:   (509) 359-2303