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

In The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South, 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 battl...

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Main Authors: Wiegand, Wayne A., 1946- (Author), Wiegand, Shirley A. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2018]
Table of Contents:
  • 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
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix : selected list of public library protesters.