TODAY AT NOON -Whitmire Talks New Book on Harlem Renaissance Librarian Regina Andrews

Bunche Center Images in Blackness Presents


Ethelene Whitmire

Discussing her book

Whitmire book

Regina Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian

Thursday November 5, 2015


Haines 135

Dr. Ethelene Whitmire will discuss her new biography, Regina Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian. The book offers the first full-length study of Andrews’s sustained efforts to break down racial barriers, activism, and pioneering work with the New York Public Library. Andrews was also a member of the Harlem Renaissance. The book was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Contribution to Publishing Citation by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and the 2015 Phillis Wheatley Book Award for First Nonfiction awarded by the Harlem Book Fair. Whitmire is a professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an affiliate of the Departments of Afro-American Studies and Gender & Women Studies. She was a Professor in UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies from 2004-2006. Her new research project is about African Americans who lived, worked, studied and performed in Denmark in the 20th Century.

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