Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Effie Lee Morris: First African American President of the Public Library Association

Effie Lee Morris was Children’s Services Coordinator at the San Francisco Public Library where she worked from 1963 until 1977. Ms. Morris was also the chair of the Coretta Scott King Task Force and was the first African American to serve as president of the Public Library Association (1971-1972).In addition, Ms. Morrison was a librarian at the Cleveland Public Library (1946-1955) and the New York Public Library (1955-1963). She passed away at the age of 88 on November 10, 2009.

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