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3300 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305, USA

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Thursday, August 10 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Libraries, Librarianship, and the Julius Rosenwald Fund Library Program

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Julius Rosenwald, former president of Sears, Roebuck, Co. and an elite businessman, desired to improve the well-being of mankind through access to education. A number of Southerners are familiar with him as the founder of the Fund that established more than 5,300 rural schools in 15 Southern states. However, there is a major piece of the puzzle missing; the Julius Rosenwald Fund Library Program, 1927-1947. This groundbreaking program contributed to and established more than 10,000 libraries to include book sets, bookmobiles, and physical locations to increase literacy among African Americans as a means to increase educational opportunities.

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Shaundra Walker

Library Director, Georgia College
I serve as Library Director of the Ina Dillard Russell Library at Georgia College.  In my role, I provide strategic leadership, guiding a team of library professionals and support staff in enhancing and communicating the value and role of the library.  I am a graduate of Spelman... Read More →

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Aisha M. Johnson-Jones

Supervisory Archivist, Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
Aisha serves as Supervisory Archivist at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Lecturer in Archival Studies at Clayton State University. She earned her PhD from Florida State, and focus on the African-American struggle for library equality.

Thursday August 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Highland I (Grand Hyatt Buckhead)