In celebration of Black History Month, Saint Mary’s libraries created a guide highlighting Black joy. The Black History Month guide features events, books, videos, and local Minnesota resources, as well as resources specific to the fields of education, healthcare, human services, leadership, business, and technology. Check it out!

A special thanks to Sarah Clinton-McCausland, the instructional design librarian, who created the guide. Please email her at sclinton@​smumn.​edu with recommendations for Black History Month resources to add to the guide or to be purchased for the libraries. We welcome your suggestions! (this portion of the post authored by Rachel McGee)

In addition, Librarian Kate Johnson has created an  Antiracism Research Guide as a resource for those in the Saint Mary’s University community who “seek to contribute more meaningfully to anti-racist work.”  Use the links to books, articles, and other resources found here to aid in your understanding of African American history, the civil rights struggles, both historical and contemporary, and antiracism. The guide includes three sections on racism specific to the Twin Cities–Structural Racism, Rondo Neighborhood & 1-94, and Police Brutality.  You will also find here reflections from Catholic commentators, advice for evaluating news sources, and statements from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.