Chesnutt Library Instruction

Library Instruction is a service provided by University Librarians at the request of a professor. Its purpose is to help students learn how to more efficiently and effectively identify and use library resources for studying, conducting research, writing papers and completing assignments.  One-on-one instruction can also be provided on an appointmemt basis. Tours of the … Continue reading Chesnutt Library Instruction

Chesnutt Library Book Recommendations for Black History Month – Friday 2/12

Finally Friday! Feel free to learn more about the books on display here by clicking on the links to their information page via our online catalog. Black History and Black Identity: A call for a New Historiography by W. D. Wright Black History Month Resource Book by Mary E. Snodgrass The Souls of Black Folk … Continue reading Chesnutt Library Book Recommendations for Black History Month – Friday 2/12

Chesnutt Library Book Recommendations for Black History Month – Wednesday 2/10

Good Wednesday! Did you notice the 1st edition book we have authored by our library's namesake? We have many books by and about Charles W. Chesnutt available for checkout! His father Andrew J. Chesnutt was one of the seven founders of the Howard School (now Fayetteville State University). Charles was a notable pupil who became … Continue reading Chesnutt Library Book Recommendations for Black History Month – Wednesday 2/10

Chesnutt Library Book Recommendations for Black History Month 2021, Monday 2/8

Happy Monday! Feel free to learn more about the books on display here by clicking on the links to their information page via our online catalog. Books included are those of FSU professors Carole Boston Weatherford and Kelisha B. Graves. #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth #BlackLit Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, spirit of the civil rights movement … Continue reading Chesnutt Library Book Recommendations for Black History Month 2021, Monday 2/8

Charles W. Chesnutt Library Celebrates Black History Month 2021

Hello FSU Community! We will be presenting various books from our large collection on social media every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Ask library staff about the books on display if you are interested in checking them out. Some are available in eBook format as well. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

CHESNUTT LIBRARY HAS SWITCHED TO VIRTUAL LIBRARY INSTRUCTIONAL SESSIONS, DUE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS.

Chesnutt Library Resources 2020

Chesnutt Library Hours & Services Fall 2020

Greetings everyone! Below is the information flyer about our library hours & services beginning August 3rd 2020. Click here for the interactive version of the Chesnutt Library Flyer Fall 2020

Civil & Voting Rights 1968 and Beyond

The Civil Rights Act of 1968 consists of 10 titles including the Fair Housing Act. Post 1968, the acts continue to be used to fight against discrimination. The Voting Rights Act was extended for 25 years in 2006. For information on voting in NC click here: https://www.ncsbe.gov/index.html

Civil Rights Acts 1957-1965 & Civil Rights Demonstrations by FSU Students in 1963

The Civil Rights Act of 1957 established a Commission on Civil Rights. The Civil Rights Act of 1960 established provisions for federal inspection of local voter registration rolls and authorized court-appointed referees to help African Americans register and vote. However these Acts were considered limited and not enforced that frequently. During the summer of 1963 … Continue reading Civil Rights Acts 1957-1965 & Civil Rights Demonstrations by FSU Students in 1963

Nannie Helen Burroughs and the 19th Amendment

Nannie Helen Burroughs is noted for her incredible range in leadership roles in education, theology, and civil rights. This included advocating for voting rights.  Within her article "Black Women and Reform" (p. 187) for the August 1915 issue of The Crisis, the official publication by the NAACP she wrote: I was asked by a southern … Continue reading Nannie Helen Burroughs and the 19th Amendment