Black History Month at the AHS Library

We apologize for the late nature of this post, but it doesn’t have to be February to enjoy African American authors and stories. Albany High Library is celebrating Black History Month with a dynamic display of fiction and nonfiction. Explore many perspectives on Black History at Albany High Library.

Here are some of our favorite books, that range from inspiring memoirs to powerful history. Learn about local history with The Port Chicago 50, which tells the story of 50 black sailors who refused to work in unsafe and unfair conditions after an explosion in Port Chicago (near the Richmond docks) killed 320 servicemen in WWII. Or try one of our newest books, Inventing Victoria, a historical fiction set in 1880s Savannah and D.C. as a young teen navigating life in the emerging African-American elite. Come by the library and grab a book as we celebrate and honor Black History.

And Still I Rise , by Maya Angelou  Becoming , by Michelle Obama  Double Victory , by Cheryl Mullenbach  Huey: Spirit of the Panther , by David Hilliard  Inventing Victoria , by Tonya Bolden  On Her Own Ground: the Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker , by A’Lelia Perry  The Port Chicago 50 , by Steve Sheinkin  Roots , by Alex Haley  The Tuskegee Airmen , by Joseph Caver  The Underground Railroad , by Colson Whitehead

And Still I Rise, by Maya Angelou
Becoming, by Michelle Obama
Double Victory, by Cheryl Mullenbach
Huey: Spirit of the Panther, by David Hilliard
Inventing Victoria, by Tonya Bolden
On Her Own Ground: the Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker, by A’Lelia Perry
The Port Chicago 50, by Steve Sheinkin
Roots, by Alex Haley
The Tuskegee Airmen, by Joseph Caver
The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead