Monday, July 11, 2011

The Marblehead Libraries

James H. Gregory, a native of Marblehead, Massachusetts, established the Marblehead Libraries in 1910. The Marblehead Libraries was a travelling library service to aide African Americans in the South.

See related posts: The Faith Cabin Libraries ; The Freedom Libraries.

Sources: Battles, David M. The History of Public Library Access for African Americans in the South or, Leaving Behind the Plow. Lanham: Scarecrow, 2009. 36-38. Print. ; Jones, Reinette. Library Service to African Americans in Kentucky, from the Reconstruction Era to the 1960s.  Jefferson: McFarland, 2002. 64. Print. ; Jordan, Casper Leroy, and Josey, E.J. "A Chronology of Events in Black Librarianship." Handbook of Black Librarianship. Ed. E.J. Josey and Marva L. DeLoach. 2nd ed. Lanham: Scarecrow, 2000. 5. Print. ; Dickerman, G.S. "The Marblehead Libraries." The Southern Workman 39 (Sept. 1910):490-500. Print.

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