Central Arkansas Library System’s (CALS) Sue Cowan Williams Library at 1800 Chester Street in Little Rock is honoring the life of its namesake and 25 years with a ‘Silver Celebration.’
Sue Cowan Williams left behind a legacy when she took a stand on behalf of equal rights in 1942. She became the plaintiff in a lawsuit to challenge the unequal salaries paid to African American teachers in the Little Rock School District. CALS’ tenth library was dedicated to her on March 22, 1997.
“Williams Library is in the very community that Mrs. Williams served as a teacher at the former Dunbar High School,” Latina Sheard, branch manager at Williams Library, says. “This community is a big part of her legacy and as the library that carries her name, our goal is to continue to build on that legacy of community and youth enrichment through the access of materials, programming, and services.”
The Silver Celebration, a community block party, will take place on June 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be games, music by DJ Swift 720, catering by Haygood BBQ and a chance for the community to learn about the history of the library. There will also be a cake cutting and a chance to win a limited edition 25th anniversary t-shirt.
For more information, contact Latina Sheard at [email protected] or 501-376-4282.