Alexandria Library Sit In Of 1939: One Of America’s Earliest Civil Rights Sit Ins

One of America’s first sit-ins took place at Alexandria Library on Friday, August 21, 1939. The present-day Barrett Branch Library on Queen Street (originally called Alexandria Library) was the only library building in a city with a population of 33,000. It was built in 1937 with money donated by the family of Kate Waller Barrett(1857-1925). However, as with […]

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