Questions Continue on Fate of Oakland Public Library’s African-American History Books


Discarded Oakland Public Library Books. Photos courtesy of John Jones III’s Facebook page.

Concerns over the erasure and preservation of Black history and culture in Oakland’s public libraries continued to grow this week, as City Administrator Sabrina Landreth explained library policy on discarding books, while District 6 Councilmember Desley Brooks rasied questions on the specifics of the policy and how it is implemented.

Oakland Public Library’s practice of discarding books was brought to public attention last week when community member Assata Olugbala showed up at week’s City Council meeting with an armful books on African American themes that the library had discarded.

One of the emails the Oakland Post received on the subject asked, “How do we protest the discarding of African…

Read More

*** This news item is 3rd party content and is included strictly for non-commercial informational purposes.

320ro

Comments

comments