In February we celebrate National African American History Month, recognizing the contributions that African Americans have made to U.S. history. President Obama issued a proclamation on National African American History Month, “call[ing] upon public officials, educators, librarians, and all the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.” So from the library, we share with you some sources of legal information in the spirit of this special month.
The Law Library of Congress has an excellent guide to African American History Month with links to Congressional and Presidential documents. The continuing legal struggles and achievements of African Americans are well documented by the NAACP.
And just a few of the books on this topic you will find at Cornell Law Library include:
Legacy and Legitimacy: Black Americans and the Supreme Court, by Rosalee A. Clawson and Eric N. Waltenburg. Call number KF8748 .C425x 2009
Justice Older than the Law: The Life of Dovey Johnson Roundtree, by Katie McCabe and Dovey Johnson Roundtree. Call number KF373.R686 M34x 2009
Critical Race Realism : Intersections of Psychology, Race, and Law, edited by Gregory S. Parks (Cornell Law ’08), Shayne Jones, and W. Jonathan Cardi. Call number KF4755 .C749x 2008