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Keeping Our Story:The role of African American librarians in protecting and perpetuating African American History and Culture

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This paper will discuss the role of African American women librarians in telling and preserving African American history and culture. Jessie Carney Smith, Anne Shockley and Augusta Baker are three librarians who helped document and preserve some portion of our stories and as librarians made sure these stories were/are included in America's archives to be available to our children and the public at large. Librarians have a unique position preserving the diverse culture of African American People. If not for the African American librarians in public and academic libraries, much of African American history would be thrown out, overlooked, forgotten and reconstructed. These librarians ensure that those stories will have a place to reside and are preserved for posterity. Not only do African American librarians preserve the legacies of well knowns such as a Martin Luther King, Jr. or a Rosa Parks, but black librarians keep the history of the lesser knowns whose shoulders made it possible for the world to know the likes of a King or a Parks.

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children's librarians, children's literature, african american librarians, women, academic librarians
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Johnson, Sharon. "Keeping Our Story:The role of African American librarians in protecting and perpetuating African American History and Culture" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 93rd Annual Convention, Sheraton Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, Oct 01, 2008 <Not Available>. 2014-11-30 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p274107_index.html>

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Johnson, S. , 2008-10-01 "Keeping Our Story:The role of African American librarians in protecting and perpetuating African American History and Culture" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 93rd Annual Convention, Sheraton Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama <Not Available>. 2014-11-30 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p274107_index.html

Publication Type: Individual Paper
Abstract: This paper will discuss the role of African American women librarians in telling and preserving African American history and culture. Jessie Carney Smith, Anne Shockley and Augusta Baker are three librarians who helped document and preserve some portion of our stories and as librarians made sure these stories were/are included in America's archives to be available to our children and the public at large. Librarians have a unique position preserving the diverse culture of African American People. If not for the African American librarians in public and academic libraries, much of African American history would be thrown out, overlooked, forgotten and reconstructed. These librarians ensure that those stories will have a place to reside and are preserved for posterity. Not only do African American librarians preserve the legacies of well knowns such as a Martin Luther King, Jr. or a Rosa Parks, but black librarians keep the history of the lesser knowns whose shoulders made it possible for the world to know the likes of a King or a Parks.


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