It’s Black History Month, so why not talk about five excellent black librarians who have left their mark on the profession — and for that matter, the world?
Resources to learn about racism and libraries:
– Thread of resources by twitter user @LibrarianAngie: https://twitter.com/LibrarianAngie/status/1090766370277675009
– “At the Intersection” blog by April Hathcock: https://aprilhathcock.wordpress.com/
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Walker, B. (2005). Daniel Alexander Payne Murray (1852-1925), Forgotten Librarian, Bibliographer, and Historian. Libraries & Culture, 40(1), 25-37. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/stable/25541881
The Original Black Elite, but Elizabeth Dowling Taylor.
The Black Librarian in America, by Elonnie Junius Josey.
– Carla Hayden: CC-BY – https://www.flickr.com/photos/terryballard/29094319038/
– Enoch Pratt: CC-BY- https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Enoch_pratt_library.jpg
– Baltimore Protests: CC-BY- https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:FreddieGrayPrecinctProtest.jpg
– Dorothy Porter: by Carl Van Vechten, C/O Yale University’s Beinecke RBML, used under Fair Use for Education Purposes
– Moorland-Spingarn: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Howard_University_Moorland%E2%80%93Spingarn_Research_Center.JPG
– Audre Lorde: CC-BY- https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]N00/2733757260
– Women’s March: Public Domain
– Daniel Murray: Evants-Tibbs Collection, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution used under education provisions for Fair Use.
– Murray Pamphlets: C/O Library of Congress, Public Domain
– E.J. Josey: U.Pittsburgh, used under education provisions for Fair Use.
This video was shot and recorded on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam people.
Music: “Lola” performed by the United States Marine Band, in the public domain.