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Listen to Friday's Freedom Libraries event

  • 1.  Listen to Friday's Freedom Libraries event

    Posted 06-19-2021 16:30
    We had a great time introducing Mike Selby to SLA and discussing his book and research related to Freedom Libraries.
    This event was a way to commemorate Juneteenth, and it was equally great to have the holiday federally recognized.

    To hear the recording : https://youtu.be/UResfa6JMHI

    For those interested in the book:
    Freedom Libraries: The Untold Story of Libraries for African Americans in the South
    Or to get in touch with Mike: mselby@cranbrookpubliclibrary.ca

    These are the other titles we mentioned that provide a greater understanding of the history of public libraries through the US before and during the year the Freedom Libraries (1964) existed.
    Not Free, Not For All: Public Libraries in the age of Jim Crow by Cheryl Knott
    The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism by Wayne and Shirley Wiegand
    The History of Public Library Access for African Americans in the South or, leaving behind the plow by David M. Battles

    Thank you,
    Miriam & Clara

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    Clara Cabrera
    she/her/hers
    DICE Co-Leader
    SLA NY Events Chair/Diversity Co-Chair

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