Black Women’s History Month Resources: Part 3

In 2014, the state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta declared April as Black Women’s History Month. Pratt Library staff have highlighted related texts in the Humanities Department, Fine Arts and Music Department, and African American Department. Please enjoy the major contributions black women have made to religion, theatre, poetry, writing, political thought, activism, and art. Check out the first and second post for more suggested reading.

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Black Feminism

Included here are works by seminal scholars that consider black women’s historical contributions to the feminist movement. Several texts reflect on intersectionality- the theory that race, class, gender, and other social categorization creates overlapping identities that shape black women’s experiences in ways often very different from white women.  

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Highlighted here are works by and about influential but lesser known black women, including early suffragists, Civil Rights leaders, Black Panthers, and contemporary cultural critics.

ESSAYS

Additional anthologies, essays, and speeches reflecting on race, gender, feminism, and popular culture.

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Hot New Titles at the Pratt this Spring

A former U.S. President teams up with a best-selling author in one of the hottest new titles this spring.

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New Fiction Titles

For a complete list of new FICTION titles, click here

For a complete list of new MYSTERY titles, click here

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New Nonfiction Titles

For a complete list of new NONFICTION titles, click here

New Spanish Language Titles

 

Check out Pratt Chat tomorrow for the latest Children’s & Young Adult titles as well as Graphic Novels.

Pratt Mobile Job Center Wins Power of Libraries Award

 

Pratt Library Awarded National Honor

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is proud to accept the Power of Libraries Award presented by SirsiDynix for the creation of the Mobile Job Center.  The Power of Libraries Award is a national honor awarded to library systems that are helping bring about change in their community.

“We are happy to award the Enoch Pratt Free Library our annual Power of Libraries Award for the work they have done with the Mobile Job Center,” says Eric Keith, Chief Marketing Officer with SirsiDynix.  “The social and racial inequalities experienced in Baltimore are immense and the work of Enoch Pratt is truly monumental. When we read about their Mobile Job Center and its success we were truly impressed. They are a genuine expression of the power a library can have in its community.”

Since it hit the road in May of 2017, the Pratt Mobile Job Center has helped nearly ten thousand customers with resumes, cover letters, job searches, interview skills, referrals and more.  “In under a year, we’ve already seen the impact the Mobile Job Center is having in Baltimore,” says Pratt Library President & CEO Heidi Daniel. “We’re thankful to BGE and Exelon for their partnership in making the dream of a Mobile Job Center into a reality.”

The Pratt Mobile Job Center is on the road five days a week helping an average of 10 to 11 customers per hour. The state-of-the-art vehicle has regular stops in eight Baltimore communities, as well as special appearances at dozens of job fairs and events across the city.
 

 

 

Black Women’s History Month Resources: Part 2

In 2014, the state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta declared April as Black Women’s History Month. Pratt Library staff have highlighted related texts in the Humanities Department, Fine Arts and Music Department, and African American Department. Please enjoy the major contributions black women have made to religion, theatre, poetry, writing, political thought, activism, and art. Check back for one more post this month and check out the first post here.

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Music, Theatre, and Film

Featured here are some texts by and about foundational black women musicians, film directors, and playwrights. Household names in the American music pantheon such as Aretha Franklin and Ella Fitzgerald share the list with lesser known legends such as Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Lizzie Douglas (aka Memphis Minnie). Peers in terms of talent, these women have received varying degrees of recognition as they persevered in a male dominated industry.

  

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