Please Listen: Brenda Jackson’s Librarian’s Day Speech from RWA

On Saturday, July 29, 2017, Brenda Jackson was the keynote speaker at the RWA Librarian and Blogger Luncheon. Because the speech wasn’t live streamed, I don’t think there’s a video of it, but RWA has made the audio available via Soundcloud. Yay! Thank you!

Y’all, I don’t know that I can fully explain how incredible this speech is. Brenda Jackson talks about the way her library played a meaningful role in her life, including giving her the opportunity to uncover her family history when she learned that her great grandfather had been a part of the Tuskegee syphilis experiment.

This speech is chilling and uplifting, and another example of how history and libraries are so vitally important. As with most of the RWA speeches, though, a tissue box nearby is a good idea.

Thank you again to RWA for making the audio available for everyone. This is too important, too powerful not to share.

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