Black History Month @Pace Law Library

Black History Showcase
Black History Showcase

As we mark 40th year of National African American History Month, let us reflect on the sacrifices and contributions made by generations of African Americans, and let us resolve to continue our march toward a day when every person knows the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Barack Obama, Proclamation (January 29, 2016).

In celebration of Black History Month, the showcase in the Law Library lobby displays resources relevant to African American history.  The showcase includes important cases with a brief synopsis (from Lexis), select student and faculty  publications, books, and DVDs.

There are many other related resources that can be accessed electronically or in print, please feel free to ask the reference librarians about additional materials of interest.

Select Resources:

The Right to Marry  – a research guide provides primary and secondary sources pertaining to the right to marry. The guide focuses on interracial marriage and its current implications on same-sex marriage.

Archives: United States v. Yonkers Board of Education: United States v. Yonkers Board of Education  – Whether the City of Yonkers and the Yonkers Board of Education have intentionally created or maintained racial segregation in the City’s housing and schools.

Black History Month 2016: 15 Interesting Facts About Famous African-Americans and the February Celebration. – 15 bits of information you should know about Black History Month.

African American Studies Research Guide: Milestones in Black History: includes Outrageous Justice : Riots, Lynchings, False Accusations, and Court Trials; Famous Trials.

Cornell University’s Selected Journals Focusing on Race and Law, use the relevant title to access via HeinOnline here at Pace Law.

Library of Congress’s Exhibition, The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom.

Statutes of the United States Concerning Slavery.

Archives Library Information Center (ALIC) Black History Month’s Resources.

Black History Month Celebrates: The Legal Profession Black Lawyers.

Famous Lawyers and Judges.

The National Bar Association “National Bar Association is the nation’s oldest and largest national association of predominantly African-American lawyers, judges, educators, and law students. It has 84 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and affiliations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Africa, Morocco, and the Caribbean.”

Top Black Lawyers and Attorneys, Listings of web sites from African American lawyers and organizations.

 Pace Law School has scheduled the following events for Black History Month:

  1. Slavery by Another Name, Part I (video) – Thursday, February 4, 2016 – 12:45 – 1:30 (O-101)
  2. Slavery by Another Name, Part II (video) – Monday, February 8, 2016 – 12:45 – 1:30   (O-101)
  3. The Blank Lecture – Wednesday, February 10, 2016 — 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  – Professor Susan Carle will deliver this year’s Blank Lecture — Lawyers’ Ethics & Early Racial Justice Reform: A Story of Conclusions (O-201)
  4. Diversity, Inclusion, and the 2016 Presidential Election — Monday, February 22nd, 12:45 p.m.  (O-101)
  5. Policing Communities of Color   — Thursday, February 25, 2016 – 3:00 p.m. — Professor McLaughlin will discuss current issues associated with policing in communities of color.  (O-101)


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *