Monday, February 01, 2010

Black History Month Map Exhibit in Ball State University Libraries

Mapping Black History Month: Special Maps Exhibit in Ball State University Libraries

The exhibit, The Geography of Black History, will be on display in the front windows of the GIS Research & Map Collection (GRMC) on the second floor of Bracken Library during the month of February in honor of Black History Month. (Click on the image to zoom).

The exhibit features images and maps from the Atlas of Firsts, Allyn Bacon Social Atlas of the United States, Atlas of African-American History and Politics, and The Atlas of African-American History from the Atlas Collection in Bracken Library. The exhibit details African-American contributions in the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II, explorers of the American West, the Underground Railroad, the civil rights movement, and professional baseball leagues, as well as other important historic events and figures such as Jesse Owens, Booker T. Washington, Augusta Savage, and Rosa Parks.

The exhibit is also available from the Ball State University Libraries’ Cardinal Scholar institutional repository. This PDF-format poster is available for use in classrooms or other Black History Month events at

For more information about these atlases or the exhibit, contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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