National History Day Georgia Theme Topic Explorer
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Courtesy of the Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, photography by Lane Brothers, circa 1940.
Who was Annie McPheeters?
Annie McPheeters, a native of Floyd County, had an extensive career as one of the Atlanta’s most important librarians. By the 1940s, she launched the Negro History Collection at the Auburn Branch of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, where she collected books by and about people of African descent.
Continue reading about Annie McPheeters in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
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