Thursday, February 19, 2015

How Black Lives Have Always Mattered: A Reading List by Peniel E. Joseph

by: Peniel E. Joseph
source: NPR Blog -Code Switch

This year, Black History Month carries a special significance, because America is marking not just the 150th anniversary of Emancipation, but also the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. It was propelled into reality through the heroic witness of non-violent demonstrations in Selma, Alabama and across the nation.

But the freedom dreams of enslaved Africans, southern sharecroppers and northern militants too often remain muted in the popular imagination of our own times. Black political radicalism fueled America's democratic imagination, even as institutions of white supremacy, Jim Crow, and racial and economic exploitation remained determined to extinguish the flames of black liberation and rebellion.

Several recent history books help illuminate the historical contradictions that Black History Month exemplifies, namely, how a nation founded on racial slavery became both a beacon for radical hope and a defender of racial segregation and economic injustice.   Full Story here

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Yale Peabody Musuem, MLK Day, Jan 19th

BCALA-CT Members will be participating at the 19th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's
Legacy of Environmental & Social Justice 2015 event at the Yale Peabody Museum on Monday, January 19, 2015.  Stop by to enjoy the festivities! View the Schedule of activities.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Extended Call for Proposals - 9th National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL)

We are excited to announce that the call for proposals for presentations at the upcoming NCAAL has been extended until February 6, 2015.


The call for Poster Sessions has also been extended until April 1, 2015.


Please see the linked document for more information,  and to submit your proposal.


NCAAL Program Committee

Monday, August 18, 2014

Save the date ~ April 26-28, 2015, CLA Annual Conference 2015

 The 2015 Connecticut Library Association Conference will be held a the Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa in Groton, CT on April 26 - 28, 2015. More Information here.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Save the Date - NCAAL 2015, Aug. 4-8th

"Meet at the Gateway: Reimagining Communities, Technologies and Libraries"

9th National Conference of African American Librarians

Hyatt Regency at the Gateway Arch, Saint Louis, MO

SAVE THE DATE - August 4-8, 2015

  • Information Sessions for Library Staff and Library Supporters
  • Nationally Recognized Speakers
  • Award Winning Authors
  • Vendor Exhibits
  • And Much More
Hyatt Regency Hotel - 315 Chestnut St., St. Louise, MO 63103 -314-655-1234