Thursday, February 8, 2018

Blazing Trails: Pioneering African-American Librarians share their Stories

American Libraries spoke with five leading African-American librarians about their careers, the changes they have witnessed over the decades, and the current issues in librarianship. While no two people have the same story, all five interviewees note inclusivity as an important theme. They discuss libraries as safe havens, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the history and future of the Association, as well as their legacies within the profession. More....

  • Satia Orange
  • Robert Wedgeworth
  • Alma Dawson
  • Gladys Smiley Bell
  • Jessie Carney Smith

Jessie Carney Smith in 1965, her first year as a university Librarian at Fisk University in Nashville

source: American Libraries Magazine