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CLP – Desegregation in Greenville: The Public Library Story
Dr. Wayne A. Wiegand, historian and co-author of The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism will visit Furman University on October 3rd. Dr. Wiegand will speak about the integration of public libraries in the South during the civil rights era. For the Greenville story, he will describe the role of the “Greenville 7” and “Greenville 8,” African American high school and college students, whose efforts in 1959-1960 made all the branches of the Greenville Public Library system open to all of its citizens. Please join us for this event.
Wednesday, October 3rd, 7:00 p.m.
Watkins Room, Trone Student Center
Co-sponsored by:
The Friends of the Furman University Libraries
Greenville County Library System
Furman University Center for Inclusive Communities
For more information, read the Furman News story “Library Historian Wiegand to Speak about Greenville Desegregation October 3” and visit the exhibit in the James B. Duke Library.


Jillian Costello says:

My name is Jillian Costello and I am a 9th Grade student at Toll Gate High School in Warwick, RI and I am working on a documentary about the Greenville 8 for National History Day. Could you please tell me about the exhibit and any other resources you may have. Thank you!

Christy says:

Your question has been forwarded on to our Special Collections & Archives. You should receive a response via e-mail soon. Thank you!

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