Adventures in Faith
Free Libraries and the Early 20th Century

Assistant and Pupils

The development of free public library services for Blacks in South Carolina came very slowly. Realizing the importance of libraries to the community, Blacks began organizing free libraries at the turn of the century.
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Greenville County, an early leader in the development of county-wide services, was apparently the first to also develop a branch library for Blacks.
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Bookmobile services also began for Blacks in rural areas of the county during this same period.
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