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“The Morrill Acts and HBCU’s: Libraries and Literacy” by Julius C. Jefferson 

4 PM

This presentation will address the 1862 and 1890 Land-Grant legislation  introduced by Justin Morrill. Morrill advocated for federal funding to provide public colleges and universities in the United States. However, when President Lincoln signed the 1862 Land-Grant Act, African Americans were yet to be included as humans and full citizens. This presentation will focus on the role libraries and librarians had  in developing and sustaining HBCU’s Land-Grant colleges. Julius Jefferson, recent President of the American Library Association, is  a section head of the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress and was appointed by President Biden to the National Museum and Library Services Board. $10 in-person or $5 via Zoom, to register please call: 802-765-4288

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