Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Rio Salado Library: African American Experience

snapshot from web site

The Rio Salado College Library is proud to feature the African American Experience database in honor of Black History Month.

It has the widest ranging and easiest-to-use online collection on African American history and culture.

Check it out now! 

While you're there, visit the the Black History Month Spotlight on the Underground Railroad, a secret network of safe houses and routes used by abolitionists in the 19th century to lead hundreds of runaway slaves out of bondage.

The engraving above is from The Underground Railroad by William Still, 1872, depicting fugitive slaves escaping from the eastern shore of Maryland.