Photos and News about Historic Library Events in New Orleans

Special thanks to Dr. Andrew B. Wertheimer for sending the blog several photos of the ALA Council meeting to apologize for segregated libraries and the Hidden Figures in American Library History:  The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South program at the New Orleans Public Library.

Also check out the news coverage of these events through the links below.

If you have additional photos or news links, please send them on (dbs21@psu.edu).

Best,

Brett

 

ALA Council Unanimously Passes Resolution Apologizing for Segregated Libraries

News:

 

Pictures:

A crowd of people at rows of tables with laptops. Two large screens in fron of the audience. A panelp of people at the front of the room.

 

 

A blue screen reporting that a motion carries unanimously.

 

 


Hidden Figures in American Library History:  The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South (New Orleans, LA)

News:

· Desegregating Public Libraries: The untold stories of civil rights heroes in the Jim Crow South (American Libraries)

·  Interview with Wayne Wiegand and Silas House (New Orleans Public Radio)

·  Freedom Readers: Libraries were an early, strategic target in the battle for civil rights (New Orleans Advocate)

Pictures:

A man in a suit talking at a glass podium. A projection screen in the background portrays a book with title "The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South"

2 women and 1 man at a black table with microphones. A "New Orleans Public Library" banner in the background.

A black-and-white photo of a crowd of people facing a presenter, banner in background says "New Orleans Public Library" and photos of a protest.

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