Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Beginning

In September 2004 I moved to Los Angeles to collect data for a research project funded by the Ford Foundation's Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities about the role of a public library in the life of a middle-class African American and Latino community. During 2005 I came across a research article, "The place to go: The 135th Street Branch Library and the Harlem Renaissance," in the journal Library Quarterly by Sarah Anderson. The article described how the supervising librarian, Ernestine Rose, hired several Negro women to work in the branch. I was intrigued. I wanted to know more about these women and one woman in particular stood out -- Regina Andrews.

1 comment:

krys said...

My 5th grade daughter is actually researching Regina Andrews, and your article, "Breaking the Color Barrier. . . " is the main citation for her project. Her school does a "Wax Museum" every year where children get to portray lesser known historical figures. Do you have any other research that we might be able to access online or in book/magazine form on Ms. Andrews? Thank you very much in advance for your help!! Email: