Celebrate the Black History Month with the Library

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 11:15 to Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 16:15

AUP Library
9 rue de Monttessuy
75007 Paris

In February we are celebrating the #AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth also known as #BlackHistoryMonth

The movement was born of Carter Godwin Woodson's initiative (1875-1950), in 1926. Initially the Negro History Week, the second week of February was chosen to takes place between the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976, for the nation’s bicentennial it evolved to become the Black History Month. The second African American, after W.E.B. Du Bois, to earn a PhD from Harvard University, Carter G. Woodson became an historian and devoted his works to the field of African American history. To enhance this part of American History, forgotten or set aside, he founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (which later became the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History) in 1915, and the Journal of Negro History the next year.

This month the AUP Library has taken the opportunity to display a selection of books to highlight the African American Culture. Come to the Library and follow us on Facebook to discover more.


Washington Booker T., The Story of the Negro: the rice of the race from slavery, New York, Negro University Press, 1969 [reprint of the 1909 edition]