Civil Rights in America
1964 Civil Rights Act
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.
|Percy Lavon Julian|
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.
(Ebscohost Website http://support.ebscohost.com/uploads/kb/how_to_take_good_notes.pdf )
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