The Resource Freedom libraries : the untold story of libraries for African Americans in the South, Mike Selby

Freedom libraries : the untold story of libraries for African Americans in the South, Mike Selby

Label
Freedom libraries : the untold story of libraries for African Americans in the South
Title
Freedom libraries
Title remainder
the untold story of libraries for African Americans in the South
Statement of responsibility
Mike Selby
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Although illegal, racial segregation was strictly enforced in a number of American states, and public libraries were not immune. Numerous libraries were desegregated on paper only: there would be no cards given to African Americans, no books for them to read, and no furniture for them to use. It was these exact conditions that helped create Freedom Libraries. Over eighty of these parallel libraries appeared in the Deep South, staffed by civil rights voter registration workers. While the grassroots nature of the libraries meant they varied in size and quality, all of them created the first encounter many African Americans had with a library. Terror, bombings, and eventually murder would be visited on the Freedom Libraries--with people giving up their lives so others could read a library book. This book delves into how these libraries were the heart of the Civil Rights Movement and the remarkable courage of the people who used them"--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Selby, Mike
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mississippi Freedom Project
  • African Americans and libraries
  • Civil rights movements
Label
Freedom libraries : the untold story of libraries for African Americans in the South, Mike Selby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The American public library meets the Civil Rights Movement -- Mississippi: the people without books -- We are afraid: the Freedom Libraries -- White backlash: 35 shootings; 80 beatings; 65 bombings -- Alabama: books in the black belt -- Philadelphia: books by and for black people -- Arkansas: we are all connected -- Aftermath: the long dream
Control code
on1091363892
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 193 pages
Isbn
9781538115534
Lccn
2019013884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091363892
Label
Freedom libraries : the untold story of libraries for African Americans in the South, Mike Selby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The American public library meets the Civil Rights Movement -- Mississippi: the people without books -- We are afraid: the Freedom Libraries -- White backlash: 35 shootings; 80 beatings; 65 bombings -- Alabama: books in the black belt -- Philadelphia: books by and for black people -- Arkansas: we are all connected -- Aftermath: the long dream
Control code
on1091363892
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 193 pages
Isbn
9781538115534
Lccn
2019013884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091363892

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