#BlackIsBeautiful Celebrating the Physical Beauty of Black People

African American Faces of the Civil War: An Album

African American Faces of the Civi War: An Album

by Ronald S. Codington

Published by John Hopkins University Press, 2012

ISBN: 978-1421406251

Fighting for Freedom: photographs from the National Museum of African American History and Culture

This is a fascinating and informative photo collection of seldom-seen African American soldiers in the U.S. Armed Forces from the Civil War to the Iraq War.

Fighting for Freedom: photographs from the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Published by: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture; London: D. Giles Limited, 2017.

ISBN: 978-1911282013

Hidden Witness: African American Images from the Dawn of Photography to the Civil War

This book is a visual feast of rarely seen daguerreotypes of African American peoples – both enslaved and free.
Reproductions are from the Getty Museum and the private collection of attorney Jackie Napolean Wilson.

Hidden Witness: African-American images from the dawn of photography to the Civil War

by Jackie Napolean Wilson

published by St. Martins Press

ISBN: 978-0312245467

Rhonda Oliver is currently a regional branch manager with the Indianapolis Public Library. She has diverse experiences working within medical, academic, and public libraries.  Her most recent achievement was advocating for and designing a standalone library with the local community, which resulted in the building of a new branch library in an area that had previously been served from a storefront for over 48 years. Rhonda loves to read romance novels with a focus on intelligent and science-minded women, medical thrillers, children’s literature, and YA science fiction novels; in particular those with BIPOC characters.

This month’s theme, #BlackIsBeautiful, is curated by Shauntee Burns-Simpson.

Shauntee Burns-Simpson (MLIS) currently serves as the 2020-2022 President of BCALA. She is the Associate Director of School Outreach for The New York Public Library. An ambassador for libraries and Youth Librarian, President Burns-Simpson enjoys connecting people to the public library and its resources. She works closely with at-risk teens and fosters a love of reading & learning with her innovative programs. In addition to leading BCALA, she chairs the American Library Association Office of Diversity, Literacy, & Outreach Services (ODLOS) Committee on Diversity.

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