AASL Collaboration Beyond the Horizon

    Our “Collaborate for Powerful Teaching and Learning in History and Language Arts” session drew attendees from around the country at the Phoenix conference for school librarians.  They learned how Virginia teachers and librarians are working together to provide engaging learning opportunities for students. They tried out strategies of “zoom-in inquiry”…

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Alexandria Library Sit-in a First

American Libraries, a journal of the American Library Association, listed the 1939 Alexandria Library sit-in first in its timeline of sit-ins at segregated public libraries.  The sit-in, organized by Samuel Wilbert Tucker, was carried out by five courageous young American American men. The next sit-in didn’t happen until  1960.  https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2017/06/01/i-always-will-refuse-civil-rights-library-sit-in/…

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Alexandria Library Sit-in News Again

Alexandria is Site of Early Civil Rights Sit-in was a story NBC Channel 4 in Washington DC did on February 6, 2017 about the peaceful public library protest that happened 21 years before the lunch counter sit-ins of the 1960s. This is the link on their website:  http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Unsung-Civil-Rights-Hero-Comes-To-Light_Washington-DC-412947913.html A transcript of the story is also…

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