Desegregating Libraries in the American South

Dr. Wayne Wiegand’s new article, “Desegregating Libraries in the American South”, is now available on the American Libraries June online issue! Access it at:

Dr. Wiegand, the Dean of American library historians, recounts eye-opening stories about the civil rights movement and libraries in this article, focusing on the Tougaloo Nine and the St. Helena Four.  Dr. Wiegand also calls upon public libraries in the American South to research the names of the civil rights protestors who helped integrate their libraries and give them some long overdue recognition for their courage and strength.

You can find an archive of Dr. Wiegand’s other articles for American Libraries at

A number of his lectures have also been recorded on YouTube.

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