Skip to main content

Celebrating Black History Month

Now through March 01, 2020

Book display for Black History Month, located in Miller Nichols LibraryTo celebrate Black History Month, the UMKC Libraries are proud to shine the faculty spotlight on Gloria Tibbs! Gloria is the Organizational Development Coordinator for the libraries, as well as an integral part of the library's team. In 2011, she received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Diversity here at UMKC, and in 2013, Gloria's hard work and tenacity were recognized nationally when she was named a White House "Champion of Change".

     Gloria is the founder of the African American Read-In here at UMKC, as well as the library's International Student Celebration. Through her tenure here, her efforts to make everyone feel not only included but also welcomed have earned her a shining reputation; at every meeting, she is sure to offer people one of her signature snack packs - a simple gesture that goes a long way toward making people feel valued.

     Join us in celebrating Gloria Tibbs as well as Black History Month and attend the African American Read-In Monday, February 17th from 12:30pm-2pm!

Here are some recommendations from Gloria:

  • The Venus Hottentot by Elizabeth Alexander
  • My One Good Nerve by Ruby Dee
  • Ain't But A Place: An Anthology of African American Writings About St. Louis by Gerald Early
  • Blessing the Boats: News and Selected Poems, 1988-2000 by Lucille Clifton
  • Brown Girl Dreaming  by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Gay Voices of the Harlem Renaissance by A. B. Christa Schwarz
  • Jimmy's Blues: Selected Poems by James Baldwin
  • On The Bus Wih Rosa Parks: Poems by Rita Dove
  • An expanded edition of Movement in Black by Pat Parker


Posted: February 01, 2020

chat loading...