Monday, February 3, 2014

February 2014

  Civil Rights in America
 50th Anniversary
of the
1964 Civil Rights Act

                                                     WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
                  BOOK DISCUSSION (Read and discuss African American History)
A discussion of popular African American contemporary novels as well as non-fiction historical works will be covered.  A description of each book, questions, discussion topics, and author biographies will assist the group in having a stimulating and interesting discussion.  For more information, please call  
Mrs. Bridget Sledge at (803) 705-4690 or (803) 705-4793. 
N.A. Jenkins Board Room   12 NOON


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Benedict's  African American Special Collection
Have you ever checked out the books in Benedict's Special Collection (Spec. C)? This collection is located on the Mezzanine floor.The resources in the collection are by and about African Americans. You can find books on biographies, history, business, romance, science, pop culture, Harlem Renaissance, slavery, HBCU, church, jazz, rhythm, blues and so much more.  Check  out the collection.  You will be amazed at what you will find.

          Library Resources from Benedict's Special Collection:
  • Berlin, Ira. Remembering slavery : African Americans talk about their personal experiences of slavery and freedom.
  • Cosby, Camille.  Television's imageable influences: the self-perseptions of young African Americans.
  • Grimes, Nikki. Barack Obama : son of promise, child of hope.
  • Otfinoski, Steven. African Americans in the performing arts.
  • Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Hand in hand : ten Black men who changed America.
  • Riley, Sam. African Americans in the media today: An Encyclopedia.
  • Scott, Yolanda. Fear of crime among inner-ccity African Americans.
  • Sluby, Patricia. The Inventive Spirit of African Americans: patented ingenuity.
  • Steptoe, Javaka.  In daddy's arms I am tall: African Americans celebrating fathers.
  • Vernon, Amelia Wallace. African Americans at Mars Bluff, South Carolina.
  • Williams, Ted. A golden voice : how faith, hard work and humility brought me from the streets to salvation.
   Muhammad Ali   

                                                              Patricia Bath                                                          


Percy Lavon Julian

Thurgood Marshall

                                                              President Obama

Writing Tips
Taking Notes For Research 

1. Organize Notes. Regardless of whether you use index cards or a notebook, keep all of 
your notes stored in one, easy‐to‐find location. Date each note, and name your source. 
Color coding notes for ideas or sections of your research, for example a blue title for any 
information on The Boston Tea Party, and a red title for the Battle of Lexington and 
Concord will help keep your ideas organized as well. 
2. Write one idea heading or quote on each note card or page. This helps with organizing 
ideas or points you want to address in your research paper. Is the quote important? 
Does it help you understand the topic of research? Be sure the answer to both questions 
is yes. If not, don’t use the quote. 
3. Write down all source information for citing. This includes the title, the page numbers, 
the author and/or editor, the year of publication, the publisher, and the city of 
publication. This is essential information for bibliographies, and if you note it now, it will 
save you a lot of frustration and time hunting for this information. 
4. Always use quotation marks around direct quotes from a work, to keep from 
unintentionally plagiarizing. (link to plagiarism article) Also mark the author of a quote, 
whether it’s a researcher or a literary character. 

Monthly Celebrations and Observances

National Black History Month
American Heart Month
Plant the Seeds of Greatness
National Caffeine Addiction Awareness

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

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