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African American Interest

African American Interest

Resources

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A collection of interviews of Ypsilanti residents who lived through the Jim Crow era, fought racism during WWII, and led the local Civil Rights movement.

ancestry
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A large collection of census, vital, military, and immigration records for genealogy research. ***For a temporary period of time during the Covid-19 outbreak, you can access Ancestry from anywhere – not just from a library computer!***

Book Lists

Black Lives Matter for Kids

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It’s important for all kids to see books with characters of all colors who are just kids being kids, as well as stories of empowered, successful black people. Here are a few of our recently published favorites.

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Picture Books by African American Authors

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Great recently published books for kids ages 2-8 by African American authors.

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