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A September 19, 1943 newspaper article with information for a Library Club meeting which was to be held at the Douglass public library.

A September 15, 1943 newspaper article discussing the colored public library at Douglass school, which opened July 1943.

A June 6, 1935 newspaper article detailing the success of the new Tenneva library with visitors.

A May 19, 1954 newspaper article detailing discussions surrounding desegregation, as well as a vote of encouragement to turn the site of Mercy Hospital into a recreational center.

Segregation in Kingsport 1974.pdf
An article in the Kingsport Times-News in 1974 about the history of segregation in the city, commemorating the 20th anniversary of Brown vs. the Board of Education which ruled against the practice of "separate but equal" and led to integration in…

Segregation 'stunting' Douglass graduation commencement article.pdf
An article in the Kingsport Times-News about the commencement speech at the Douglass High School graduation when the speaker, NAACP attorney Avon Williams, told graduates that they received a stunted education because of segregation. The article also…

Douglass School history article 2005.pdf
An article in the Kingsport Times-News about Douglass High School and its role educating black students in Kingsport for decades before integration
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