Dr. Aisha M. Johnson-Jones. . . brilliantly explores the roots of the Rosenwald Fund, from its initial focus on funding education and school construction to its expansion into library services and librarian education for African Americans. . . . Although other books have been written about the Rosenwald Fund, they do not go into deep discussion and detail about the fund’s work with libraries as Johnson-Jones’s book does. . . . Readers of African American history and/or library history will appreciate the inspirational story of the work of Julius Rosenwald unveiled in this volume. The African American Struggle for Library Equality: The Untold Story of the Julius Rosenwald Fund Library Program may serve as a means of inspiring others to uncover and bring to light more hidden and untold stories in the history of African Americans and libraries.
10/2/2020 - Lost in the Stacks, a research library rock and roll radio show broadcast on WREK Atlanta, interviewed the author and discussed her book on episode 472 the show. Link: https://lostinthestacks.libsyn.com/episode-472-the-african-american-struggle-for-library-equality