From Slave to Success

“…They didn’t steal slaves…

They stole scientists, doctors, architects, teachers, entrepreneurs, astronomers, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, etc., and made them slaves...”

This was the sentiment shared with students by an educator, Jovan Bradshaw, via her decorated classroom door in honor of Black History Month, and included in her Facebook post.

Stolen Slaves Door Image - Jovan BrandshawThe Alachua County Library District celebrates Black History Month and has a wealth of information available for those wanting to learn more about the lives and successes of African Americans.

Do you know an African American student in search of more knowledge about his or her history?

Are you simply wanting more information for yourself?

Check out some of these resources from the children’s collection in the Library District’s catalog to expand your child’s knowledge of some successful African Americans and their ancestors.

Posted by TabreW on February 14, 2020