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Black History Month | Arts E-Book Sampler

"The range of styles presented in the works of African American artists reflects the history and struggle, the spirit and the frustrations, the aspirations and affirmation of their collective individuality." -- From the Encyclopedia of African American Artists.

Celebrate Black History Month, or National African American History Month, by learning more about the significant contributions of African American artists and the heritage of African American art. Explore these e-books to learn more. SRJC student ID and PIN are required for off-campus access.


  • Walls That Speak: The Murals of John Thomas Biggers
  • In Search of Africa
  • Jean-Michel Basquiat: A Biography
  • Spirit of the Delta: The Art of Carolyn Norris
  • African-American Art
  • Encyclopedia of African American Artists
  • Crossing Borders Through Folklore: African American Women's Fiction and Art
  • The Black Arts Movement: Literary Nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s
  • African American Visual Arts
  • New African Diaspora
  • Navigators: African American Musicians, Dancers, and Visual Artists in Academe
  • History and Memory in African-American Culture