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Title:Unannounced and Unexpected: The Desegregation of Houston Public Library in the Early 1950s
Author(s):Malone, Cheryl Knott
Subject(s):Libraries and society
Public libraries
Desegregation
Race Relations
Abstract:Houston Public Library operated as a racially segregated system until 1953, when it quietly changed its policy to one of token integration. Occurring some seven years before the Houston Independent School District began to desegregate, the public library’s policy change depended on a few key individuals. Drawing on the library’s records of discussions and events, this article traces the history of a major shift in philosophy and practice at a large urban public library in the U.S. South.
Issue Date:2007
Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Citation Info:In Library Trends 55 (3) Winter 2007: 665–674.
Genre:Article
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/3712
ISSN:0024-2594
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Rights Information:Copyright 2007 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.
Date Available in IDEALS:2008-02-28


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