Dear Neighbors and Friends,
Mark your calendars to come celebrate with us at Sumner Library on
Saturday, April 7, 1:00-4:00pm.
Since the 1950's, Sumner Library has proudly built a collection of books and other materials focused on African American history and culture.
Twenty years ago, this collection (over 5000 items for all ages) was renamed in honor of Gary Sudduth - Northside activist, former Urban League President, and Minneapolis Public Library Board member.
Widely respected as a civil rights leader and a champion of public libraries, Gary believed in the power of books and reading for all people, especially children.
Sumner Library will host a celebration to honor Gary Sudduth and the collection named in his honor.
The Gary N. Sudduth African American History and Culture Collection