We Don’t Employ Colored People in the Public Libraries:The Baltimore Civil Rights Movement & the Color Line Behind the Desk at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 1926-1946

to Dr. Gregory Bond, archivist and historian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at the Wisconsin Historical Society.


This project will look at the struggle of African-Americans to train and subsequently be employed in the Enoch Pratt Free Library System in Baltimore, Maryland. The project will add to the research by examining the long fought struggle for a more inclusive library system and will ultimately provide a digital repository of documents related to the events for future researchers.

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.

2015 - Winner(s)