Black Women Power: Vivian Harsh



Vivian Harsh (born May 27, 1890) was the first black librarian in Chicago, being appointed head librarian of the George Cleveland Hall Branch when it opened in 1932 . She assembled a large collection of resources by black artists and scholars. During the Depression the library became the unofficial center for the WPA‘s “Life In Illinois” project. She also presented lectures by prominent writers such as Richard Wright, Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes

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