Annie L. McPheeters

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Annie Lou McPheeters (née Watters) (February 22, 1908 in Rome, GA – December 23, 1994 in Atlanta, GA) was an African American librarian and civil rights activist. Her undergraduate education was at Clark Atlanta University (English Literature, 1929) and Hampton University (Library Science, 1933), and in 1947 completed a postgraduate degree in Library Science at Columbia University. In 1936 she became the librarian of the Auburn Carnegie Library, in Atlanta GA. She started the important Negro History Collection at that institution and was instrumental in the creation of educational programs. She campaigned for library desegregation in Atlanta, which was achieved in 1959. From 1966 to 1975, she worked as a librarian at Georgia State University. From 1977 to 1979 she worked as a consultant at Pergamon Press.


Williams, Kerrie C. "Annie L. McPheeters (1908-1994)." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 14 February 2016. Web. 17 June 2016.