Wednesday, March 19, 2008


March is National Women's History Month, and February was African-American History Month, so I thought I would point out a couple of video series that we have on the shelf. Both series are multi-volume sets that look at hundreds of years of cultural contributions, political involvement, and the struggle against discrimination. The first set is Black History, and it is composed of short films and documentaries that were produced during the last 80 years. Some very memorable moments and personalities are included in these snippets. The other set is A History of Women's Achievement. Since each set is filled with information you may not have known, or may not have thought about, it would be very entertaining and informative to watch these two series. If you've got schoolkids at home, you should definitely watch these with them. It might spark some interesting discussions.

By the way, Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. We have a 4-volume video series that relates the struggles of American Hispanics. A History of Hispanic Achievement in America covers the 500-year story of Hispanics in North America, their cultural contributions, political highpoints and lowpoints, and the obstacles they have had to face. Definitely a series to keep in mind this fall.

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