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African American History Month: Video/ Audio

This guide provides an overview of library and primary resources for African American History Month at the University of South Alabama Marx Library and University Archives

Video Moments in African American History

Check out these videos that capture just a few selected moments in African American History!

Without Sanctuary

Narrated by collector James Allen

Warning: Some images may not be appropiate for all viewers.

"Strange Fruit" Billie Holiday

"Strange Fruit" is a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday, who released her first recording of it in 1939, the year she first sang it. Written by the teacher Abel Meeropol as a poem, it condemned American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans. Such lynchings had occurred chiefly in the South but also in all other regions of the United States. He set it to music and with his wife and the singer Laura Duncan, performed it as a protest song in New York venues, including Madison Square Garden.

Malcolm X Speech

MLK "I Have a Dream"

President Barak Obama's Inaugural Address, January 20, 2009

Miles Davis: Kind of Blue

Langston Hughes and His Poetry: Library of Congress

David Kresh, Reference Specialist in Poetry in the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at the Library of Congress, discusses Langston Hughes and his poetry

Jackie Robinson

Biography Channel

Rosa Parks

Biography Channel

Harlem Renaissance