As we celebrate Richland County’s Racial Justice Week, we’d like to share some of the eResources available through Richland Library that support our community's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.
These resources, and others, can be utilized to raise personal and community awareness of racial disparities, assist with growth in understanding racial justice, support communities of color, and appreciate the contributions and influences of diverse populations.
Employers who provide diversity training help employees understand company values about diversity, overcome unconscious biases, and build a more inclusive working environment.
HeritageQuest (part of Ancestry.com) provides a research guide to African-American history to help you through your genealogical journey.
Of particular interest are the Freedman’s Bank Records!
Perhaps you’ve made a commitment to patronizing businesses owned by persons of color. Using Data Axle, you are able to search for businesses using various filters, including executive ethnicity.
With the success of books such as Caste by Isabel Wilkerson and Amanda Gorman’s Call Us What We Carry and The Hill We Climb - all best sellers in 2021- you may be prompted to read more by diverse authors in 2022. Novelist is great for book suggestions, and can be filtered by author nationality, author’s gender identity, and author’s cultural identity (along with myriad other filters) to help you find the perfect read!
Did you know that we have a newspaper database that contains seven of the major African American newspapers of the 19th century? Delving into primary sources from the past is an invaluable way of gaining insights into the present.
The African American Experience supports research and scholarship in the field of African American Studies with a full library of works analyzing the contributions and challenges of African Americans throughout history, including the complete WPA Slave Narratives collection.
African American History includes selected content on each era or subject in African-American history—including articles, shareable slideshows, videos, primary sources, and more. It's great for research for both students and adults.
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints gathers detailed information on a wide range of contemporary issues. The Society and Culture category explores the important issues of activism, racism, social justice, and many, many more.
The infographics included for each topic are particularly helpful.
Our enthusiastic staff at all Richland Library locations are happy to assist with all our resources!