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Eastern Colored Branch Library, Louisville, KY (Jefferson County)

The Eastern Colored Branch Library opened in Louisville on January 28, 1914; it was the second Carnegie Colored Library built in the U.S. At that time, Louisville was the only city in the U.S. with two Colored libraries. There was an earlier library referred to as the East End Branch of the Colored Library. It was established in January of 1907 and was located in Eastern School. Assistant Librarian, Mrs. E. G. Harris [Rachel Davis Harris], was in charge of the collection. For more see Library Service to African Americans in Kentucky, by R. F. Jones; and "Confirmation classes held," Freeman, 01/19/1907, p.1.


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NKAA Entry: Harris, Rachel D.
NKAA Source: Library service to African Americans in Kentucky, from the Reconstruction Era to the 1960s
NKAA Source: Indianapolis freeman (newspaper)

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