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Every Month is Black History Month in the African American Cultural Center Library

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“It is not taboo to go back and fetch that which may have been forgotten.”
– Sankofa


The African American Cultural Center and Media Room are located on the 2nd floor of the Witherspoon Student Center.  The AACC Library strives to encourage learning and research, critical examination of African American and African diaspora histories, experiences, and cultures that cultivate awareness, development, cultural intelligence and competency for the campus and greater community.

In addition to our library of books, we also house a small library of media. NCSU students can borrow for 5 days by requesting via NCSU Campus Libraries Online Catalog. For a listing of our titles, view this sheet.

To view our most recent additions, use the link below.

Trevor Noah - Born a Crime Common ReadingCopies of Born a Crime, chosen by the students, faculty and staff on the Common Reading Selection Committee, will be distributed to all first-year students during New Student Orientation prior to the fall semester. Themes from Born a Crime will also be the focus of New Student Convocation on Monday, August 19, 2019, to be held at Reynolds Coliseum to welcome the Class of 2023.

Through Born a Crime, Trevor Noah confronts the social construction of race, the systems created to perpetuate ideologies, and their implications for individuals and communities. Noah’s collective memories illuminate his attempts to navigate the multiple worlds he inhabits. From changing family dynamics and figuring out the future to his witticisms about dating, Noah explains how our lived experiences inform our identities, ethics, and values, while allowing space for continued exploration of them within changing environments.

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