This Hallowed Place: The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the American South, 1954-1968

to Wayne A. Wiegand, F. William Summers professor of library and information studies emeritus, Florida State University


This project will analyze primary source materials like African American newspapers; local, state and federal court records; and interviews with participants still alive to create a general interest book addressing this crucial period.

Resulting publications & presentations:

  • Open These Hallowed Doors: Black Youth and the Desegregation of Public Libraries in the American South (book in progress).

Awards Won

Title Year
Diversity Research Grant

The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services sponsors this grant program which began in 2002 to address critical gaps in the knowledge of equity, diversity, and inclusion issues within library and information science.

2012 - Winner(s)