Letters Read: The Desegregation of New Orleans Public Libraries
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
6:00 to 7:30 pm
Nora Navra Library, 1902 St. Bernard Avenue
Free and open to the public.
LETTERS READ is the ongoing series of live events in which local performers interpret personal letters written by culturally vital individuals from various times and New Orleans communities and is presented by stationer Nancy Sharon Collins and Antenna.
This installment will explore the desegregation of New Orleans Libraries.
Mack Guillory III, Emcee.
Julie Dietz, Reader.
Financial sponsorship generously provided by the Friends of the
New Orleans Public Library.
Image: The Nora Navra Library, originally called Branch Nine, opened in two temporary locations during 1946. Branch Nine and the Nora Navra Library served the people of the Seventh Ward continuously for 69 years until it was destroyed by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The destroyed building was demolished and a new one now stands in its place.