Database Spotlight: African American Experience

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February is Black History Month! For many students in the D.C. area and around the nation, now is the time to begin those research papers on a significant event in black history or on a person. You can begin your research at one of the D.C. Public Library's databases, the African American Experience database. You will need your library card in order to access the database from home.

What makes this database unique? In addition to highlighting some of the events and figures in black history, it also highlights cultural milestones. You can explore the origins of holidays like Kwanzaa, or discover how AIDS affects the African-American community.

The African American Experience is just one of many databases that focus on black history. You can find more databases on the Library Web site.