Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Clara Stanton Jones

One of the pioneering African American librarians mentioned in the introduction of my book about Regina was Clara Stanton Jones. In 1976 Jones became the first African American President of the American Library Association. Jones was also the Director of the Detroit Public Library--another first for an African American in 1970. She was included on a poster for an exhibit in 2012 about Pioneering African American Librarians displayed in my department, the School of Library & Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Jones died late last month at the age of 99.

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