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Archive for January 2010

Ashanti White was awarded the 2010 EJ Josey Scholarship

Ashanti White, a first year MLIS student and ACE scholar, was awarded the 2010 EJ Josey Scholarship presented by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA).

Commemorating the 2009 death of Josey, BCALA founder and civil rights activist, this year’s essays focused on the pioneer’s life. The competition included twenty-eight applicants, but only two awards were presented. Although highlighting Josey’s tremendous accomplishments, which included authoring the resolution that led to the integration of the library associations of several Southern states, Ashanti presented a reimagining of Josey, noting how astoundingly different libraries and universities in the United States would be had he never acted on his impassioned desire for equal rights and intellectual liberties.

Click here for the award winning essay


Written by Ting Li

January 25, 2010 at 1:45 am

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Events Planned to Mark 50th Anniversary of Woolworth Sit-Ins

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Fifty years ago, students from Woman’s College stood for change by sitting with peers from N.C. A&T State University and Bennett College to protest segregation at Woolworth’s lunch counter in downtown Greensboro.

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Written by Ting Li

January 23, 2010 at 9:35 pm

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