St. Louis Public Library and Washington University Libraries Host Joint Press Conference Introducing African American Communities Collection

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WHAT: Joint press conference by the St. Louis Public Library and Washington University Libraries, marking the official introduction of an important digital resource for the people of St. Louis—the newly created African American Communities collection.
WHY: St. Louis has been the international focus on race relations since the historic events of Ferguson 2014. The African American Communities collection is a powerful tool that citizens and scholars alike can use to enhance understanding and bring true healing to our community.
WHO: Joining St. Louis Public Library, Washington University Library, and community leaders in celebrating this historic alliance will be:
  • Sable Campbell, Director of Diversity for the City of St.
    Louis, representing Mayor Francis Slay
  • Lewis Reed, President of the Board of Aldermen, City of St.
    Louis
  • Antonio French, 21st Ward Alderman, City of St. Louis
WHERE: The St. Louis Public Library’s Julia Davis Branch, 4415 Natural Bridge Avenue
WHEN: Thursday, February 4, 2016, at 10 a.m.

MEMBERS OF THE PRESS ARE INVITED TO JOIN US.