Allen Mercer Daniel (1888-1976), the first African American member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), was also the first law librarian of Howard University (1940-1956).
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The following resource contains additional information about Allen Mercer Daniel:
Nicholson, Carol A., Ruth J.Hill, and Vicente E. Garces. Celebrating Diversity: A Legacy of Minority Leadership in the American Association of Law Libraries. Buffalo, NY: W.S. Hein & Co., 2006. 20-25. Print.