Library May be Named for Activist Librarian
Submitted by rochelle on August 2, 2005 - 1:22pm
The Montgomery Advertiser has this story about commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycotts by naming a library after former city librarian Juliette Morgan.
Morgan was a white librarian whose public support for the black citizens who challenged the city's segregated bus system caused her to be the target of ridicule and abuse from many white citizens. Those attacks, including threats to boycott the library she loved, eventually led her to commit suicide.