"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 battle against segregation in libraries. In particular, the willingness of young black community members to take part in organized protests and direct actions ensured that local libraries would become genuinely free to all citizens."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
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 Appendix: selected list of public library protesters.
KF4315 .W54 2018
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press,