Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Alma Smith Jacobs, Librarian.

[Alma Smith] Jacobs was the first black librarian in Montana and spent her life fighting for racial equality.

...instrumental in the construction of the current library in 1967, but also was the first black person to hold the position of library director in the state. In 1957, Jacobs was the first black person to be elected as president of the Pacific Northwest Library Association.
Great librarian AND great community leader. Not a coincidence. Thanks, Alma.

[ Inspired by "Librarian Jacobs honored during Black History Month" by Ashley Korslien from KRTV.com on 7 February 2011 ]

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