Wonderful news–the New Orleans Public Library will be hosting, Hidden Figures in American Library History: The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South, on June 24, 2018, 2-4 p.m.
The panel of presenters features Drs. Wayne and Shirley Wiegand, who will discuss their new book The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism (LSU Press, 2018), as well as four “hidden figures” who protested the segregation of public libraries all over the Deep South.
This program will be a milestone event in the historiography of both libraries and civil rights! Hope everyone can attend.
Please see the Hidden Figures flier for more details…and please circulate the flier widely!