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The desegregation of public libraries in the Jim Crow South : civil rights and local activism / Wayne A. Wiegand and Shirley A. Wiegand.

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Eckhart PL - Main 027.4 WIE (Text) 840191002697984 Adult Nonfiction - Upper Level Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780807168677
  • ISBN: 080716867X
  • Physical Description: xii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2018]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Jim Crow public libraries before 1954 -- Rumbles of discontent before 1960 -- Memphis, Tennessee, and Greenville, South Carolina -- Petersburg and Danville, Virginia -- Alabama -- Georgia -- Mississippi -- Black youth in rural Louisiana -- The American Library Association -- Appendix: selected list of public library protesters.
Summary, etc.:
"Wayne A. and Shirley A. Wiegand tell the comprehensive story of the integration of southern public libraries. As in other efforts to integrate civic institutions in the 1950s and 1960s, the determination of local activists won the battle against segregation in libraries. In particular, the willingness of young black community members to take part in organized protests and direct actions ensured that local libraries would become genuinely free to all citizens."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: African Americans and libraries > Southern States > History > 20th century.
Discrimination in public accommodations > Southern States > History > 20th century.
Public libraries > Southern States > History > 20th century.
Civil rights movements > Southern States > History > 20th century.
Genre: History.

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