Dr. Wayne Wiegand
Presenting The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism
Monday, April 2, 2018 | 6 PM
Julia Ideson Building | Norma Meldrum Room
This event is free to attend
Houston Public Library Quarterly Author Series, highlighting a notable book each season, presents The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism with Wayne Wiegand.
Wayne Wiegand will discuss the history of public libraries as seen through the lens of racial discrimination and direct action by a restless generation fighting for equality to make the institution truly free and open to all. His presentation will include videos, photo and items from HPL's Houston Metropolitan Research Center.
Copies of The Desegregation of Public Libraries will be available for sale at the event.
About the Author
Wayne A. Wiegand is an American library historian, author, and academic. He has been Librarian at Urbana College in Ohio (1974-1976), and on the faculties of the College of Library Science at the University of Kentucky (1976-1986) and the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (1987-2002). At the latter he also served as founder and Co-Director of the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America.
From January to May, 2017, he was Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress's John W. Kluge Center, researching a book on the history of the American public school library. In Spring, 2018, Louisiana State University Press will publish "The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism," a book he coauthored with his wife, Shirley A. Wiegand.
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