African American librarians
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Mrs. Crowell was a former librarian at the Western Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library. She describes the apprentice program for librarians and her years at the library.
Mrs. Gilmore discusses her career as a librarian with the Indianapolis Free Public Library. He discusses his family history and his 42-year career with the railroad as a porter. Together Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore discuss their home in Parkland and the changes in the area over the years. Talks about how a mixed couple (black man, white woman) had trouble buying a house and how the racial make-up of the neighborhood changed.
Past librarians of the Western Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library discuss the black community and the history of the first branch library to open its doors to the black community in Louisville.