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Books and other curated resources for learning, understanding, and developing a posture of cultural humility

Black History Month 2021

Celebrate Black History MonthShow your support for Black History Month by putting it on display with buttons from Reinert Alumni Library. We are celebrating Black History Month 2021 by giving away buttons highlighting "Where It Started" and "Where It Is Now."  The set of four free buttons spotlights eight trailblazers who helped shape American history in the following categories: business leaders; media leaders; political firsts; social justice. 
There are a limited number of button sets available, so reserve yours today by emailing us here!
Business Leaders: Madame C. J. Walker - first African-American self-made millionaire and Cathy Hughes - Omaha Native & founder and chairwoman of media company Urban One
Media Leaders: Mildred Brown - founder of the Omaha Star and Symone Sanders - Creighton alumna & chief spokesperson and senior advisor for VP Kamala Harris
Political Firsts: Dr. Matthew Ricketts - first African-American member of Nebraska Legislature and Rev. Raphael Warnock - first African-American United States Senator from Georgia
Social Justice: Vivian Strong- death sparked 1969 Omaha riots and Breanna Taylor - death led to nationwide protests in 2020
You will get an email notification from library staff when your buttons are available for pickup.

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Author Information

This guide was a collaborative effort between Jeanne Burke, Christine Carmichael, Marcella Dial, and Marcey Gibson in the Creighton University Libraries, with thanks to David Buffington for the IDEA logo, and Rice University and Vanderbilt University for sharing their Black Lives Matter guides as starting templates. 

To add links or request more information, feel free to email us.

Suggest a Purchase for the Creighton University Libraries!

We welcome suggestions for purchase of library materials. Suggestions are reviewed by a subject librarian.  If we have available funding, can acquire the material, and it is appropriate for the library, we will happily to add it to the collection! 




This guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Adapted from Vanderbilt University Libraries.

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