It wasn't easy being the first black librarian in Charlotte
She came from a family of educators and achievers. Fresh out of library school in Atlanta, she arrived in Charlotte in 1947 as director of the city's only library for African Americans. Three years later, Allegra Westbrooks, now 87, was reassigned to the main public library that served only whites; ultimately, she was placed in charge of all branches. That made her the first black public library supervisor in North Carolina. Continued.