Sistah Girls, I have really amazing friends who know that my range includes talking about the “Real Housewives of Potamic” to debating topics within Black History.
Knowing this, my friends always share things with me on social media, and one day my good friend Anya shared a link. What was a little off-putting about the link was that it came with a picture of the link on someone’s car.
Now you know good and well if someone tagged you in an image with a bitly link attached, and the image was a car with the link you probably wouldn’t jump to click on it either. I instantly thought maybe her Facebook account had been hacked and this was a message going out to everyone.
However, I looked at comments that other people posted and that is what moved me to click on the link. And thank God I did!
The Black History Month Library is the title of the Google Drive but there is no known composer, the only name that is on the shared drive is madsci.net, but when you visit the site–it doesn’t exist. I know, the mystery of it all makes it even more interesting.
Once you click the link, you’re in the shared Google Drive, from there, you can click on a range of people and organizations who have made an impact on the Black Diaspora. It’s all in order by names ranging from Patrice Lumumba, bell hooks, Cornel West, Frantz Fanon to Huey P. Newton and Mumia Abu Jamal.
Oh, but it gets better, when you click on the names of organizations it opens to free books, articles, videos, and music. It even has a tab called Black Scripts. When you click on that tab you have free access to some of the biggest Black film scripts and pilot episodes.
I’m talking about films like 12 Years A Slave, Do The Right Thing, Hotel Rwanda, GET OUT, and Moonlight. They are all there for free! Pilot episodes from Atlanta, Empire, and Black-ish are also there to read and download for free.
I wish I could hug the person or group of people who put this together, this entire library is simply amazing. And there is something for everyone, if you don’t like reading long history text you can read the novels and watch the videos. And the best part…it’s all free.
Bonus: A Few Books Included In the Library Note: all of these books are free to read in the digital library
Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur
Autobiography as Activism: Three Black Women of the Sixties by Margo V. Perkins
Revolutionary Suicide by Huey P. Newton
Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin
Christopher Columbus and the Afrikan Holocaust: Slavery and the Rise of European Capitalism by John Henrik Clarke
Be sure to visit the free digital Black History Library. Thank you again to the person or group of people who created this digital archive. I appreciate your time and diligence.
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