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“Since I Was a Citizen, I Had the Right to Attend the Library”: The Key Role of the Public Library in the Civil Rights Movement in Memphis

Steven A. Knowlton

in An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175515
eISBN:
9780813175706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175515.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This essay concerns the fight to desegregate Memphis libraries, which encompassed not only legal challenges but also a 1960 sit-in campaign that inspired direct action protests throughout the city. ... More


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