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We're celebrating African American History Month

Feb 9, 2012 8:15 AM

The USC Libraries are celebrating African American History Month with exhibits, displays and a newly expanded LibGuide, all designed to bring recognition to the many resources available to anyone wanting to examine African-American history.

·         A major exhibit at South Caroliniana Library, “African-American Collections: A Growing Resource at the South Caroliniana Library,” is on display in the Lumpkin Foyer in South Caroliniana Library (on the Horseshoe) through March 17. This exhibit highlights the state’s African-American history and the collections that document it in the South Caroliniana Library.

·         Government Information, Microforms and Newspapers on Level 5 of Thomas Cooper Library has unveiled its “African American History Month” display, which can be seen through February 29.

·         “African American History Month” is also the title of a display located in the glass cases on the Main Floor of Thomas Cooper Library through February 29. This display was developed and implemented by Clanitra Stewart, a USC graduate student in library and information science who is the library’s current Cooper-Davis Fellow.

·         Stewart is also responsible for updating the “African American History Month LibGuide” at The guide is an electronic research handbook for anyone studying the history and culture of African-Americans.