Miriam Matthews: “The Dean of Los Angeles Black History”

Miriam Matthews, often referred to as the Dean of Los Angeles Black History, became the first African-American librarian in California. Matthews was hired as a librarian by the Los Angeles Public Library in 1927. Matthews was born in Pensacola, Florida in 1905, the second of three children born to Fannie Elijah and Reuben Hearde Matthews. […]

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