FBCL Features “African-American History” Online Resource in February

February 2024

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL) offers an online African-American History research database from Infobase. Covering more than 500 years of the African-American experience, this authoritative resource enables library users to explore the full spectrum of African-American history and culture.

In recognition of Black History Month in February, FBCL will feature demonstrations of this resource at two locations, but those who are interested may also inquire about this resource at any time at any FBCL location.

The demonstrations will take place at:

About the African-American History Online Resource

Researchers can delve deeply into a variety of topics, examine different perspectives, and access historical tablet/mobile-friendly videos that bring history to life. This resource includes a substantial collection of primary sources, images, biographies of key people, original maps and charts, and much more.

The biographies listed under “Featured People” include collections of articles on civil rights activists, trailblazing military and political figures, abolition leaders, Harlem Renaissance intellectuals and activists, major musicians and artists, leading scientists, accomplished athletes, and influential writers.

To explore this digital collection from the FBCL website, click on “Research,” select “Digital Resources & Databases,” and choose “African-American History” from the Alphabetical listing. Library patrons need a valid FBCL card (or eCard) to access the resource.

Click here to watch a video tutorial on this resource.