[Libs-Or] Women of Library History - Lillian B. Horace

Diedre Conkling diedre08 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 07:42:00 PST 2018

 The Southern Literary Renaissance of Lillian B. Horace
first African American woman novelist was also a biographer, diarist,
educator, publisher, and librarian. Lillian B. Horace was born on April 29,
1880 in Jefferson, Texas. Her parents were Thomas Armstead and Mary Ackard.
The family moved to Fort Worth, Texas when Lillian was a young toddler. She
would go on to receive her early and formal education, graduating from the
historically black institution, I. M. Terrell High School. Lillian enrolled
in Bishop College in Marshall, Texas, where she took classes from 1898 to
1899. She focused her entire life around writing, entrepreneurship,
community activism, philanthropy, and her faith. (More at

Submissions for Women of Library History are still being accepted through
March 9, 2018.  The ALA SRRT Feminist Task Force (FTF) hosts a blog at
womenoflibraryhistory.tumblr.com with postings of historic women of
librarianship throughout the month of March, Women's History Month.
Submission information may be found here: http://

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