an exhibition celebrating the dedication of the
Rosa Keller Branch
Part II

Desegregation of the Library One of Rosa Keller's first important actions as a member of the Library Board, and surely her most famous, was her ultimately successful campaign to desegregate the city's library facilities. These pages from the minutes of the March 10, 1954 Board meeting record Mrs. Keller's lonely position as the sole promoter of integration. Within a matter of months, however, her goal was realized and the Library administration decided that it would not enforce any continued attempt to maintain separation of the races in NOPL facilities.

[New Orleans Public Library Records]

Desegregation of the Library

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