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Desegregation of Birmingham Public Library

On April 10, 1963, Miles College students staged a sit in at the Birmingham Public Library. The library leadership agreed to end segregation in the institution, making it one of the few public facilities in Birmingham that was peacefully desegregated. Pictured are Eva Yates, third librarian from the left, and Adele Cohn, seated on the stool. The young African American man talking to them is future federal judge U. W. Clemon.
Courtesy of Birmingham Public Library Archives