The African American Struggle for Library Equality: The Untold Story of the Julius Rosenwald Fund Library Program

May 09, 2022
Submitted By: Annmarie Magurany

Dr. Aisha Johnson will discuss her path to librarianship, archives, and discovery of the Julius Rosenwald Library Fund Program, which aimed to cure unjust library practices that discriminated against Blacks in the early 20th century. The program established more than 10,000 libraries, funded African American librarian training, made evident the need for libraries to be supported by local governments, and ultimately influenced other philanthropists and organizations such as Andrew Carnegie and the American Library Association.

Tuesday, May 17 from 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m. via Zoom.

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