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Black History Month

This guide provides an overview of library and archival resources available through the WMU Libraries

Black History Month

WMU Libraries celebrates Black History Month 

Find thousands of  scholarly and primary resources available through the WMU Libraries collections, including:
  • Archival and digital collections
  • Print and electronic books
  • Scholarly journals and articles 
  • Streaming video, audio, and images
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Message from the Dean

University Libraries Community,

We are heartbroken and struggling with the disparity and social injustice in our society that has culminated most recently with the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis.

We must state unequivocally that Black Lives Matter. It is necessary to state these words because systemic racism in our society has resulted in violence and aggression towards black men and women in our country every day.

The University Libraries strives to be a place that welcomes everyone to enjoy equal access to information no matter who you are. We value inclusion and equity and we must do more to help address systemic racism and confront the issues affecting our students and community.

We will take action to make the University Libraries a safe place for all. We will foster an inclusive environment that breaks down barriers to equality. We will listen. We will ask questions. We are with you.

We invite you to hold us, and each other, accountable. We have compiled resources that may be helpful to us all. Please share additional resources with us.

Julie Garrison, Dean

University Libraries

June, 2020