Celebrate Black History Month

KCKPL staff selected various electronic resources to help you learn more about African American culture and history this month and throughout the year. Explore a variety of resources, including books, music, movies and historical content available through Axis360HooplaDatabases and Kanopy. Don’t have a library card to access this content? Check if you live in the KC Metro and sign up for a KCKPL eCard.

Available on Hoopla

Follow the link to find more: Hoopla Black History Month

Available on Kanopy

A collection of films on Race and Class studies.

Stream hundreds of film on Race and Class Studies. Follow the link to find more: Kanopy Race & Class Studies


Checkout the featured African American list on Axis360 to find your new favorite book or an old favorite. Follow the link: Axis360 African American Voices


Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

Proquest has put together an extensive collection of primary sources covering from the 1790’s – 2000’s, centering on experiences and perspectives of African Americans, this collections imbues the study of Black history with a deeper understanding of the humanity of people whole have pursued the quest for freedom.

Newsbank – Black History Month

Newsbank presents an in-depth perspective on black culture, issues, and events, along with profiles of famous figures and leaders. You can view articles, images, search topics and websites on black history.