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Fall 1976


The American Library Association's (ALA) centennial convention, held in Chicago, July 1976, and attended by 18,000 librarians, will go down in history as a victory in the battle against sexist and racist attitudes in the library world. The Council on Interracial Books for Children (CIBC) distributed more than 5,000 copies of its Bulletin (Vol. VII, No. 4) which carried their proposal, "An Action Program for ALA." In the course of the week-long convention, the CIBC proposal for librarian action against racism and sexism evolved into a formal resolution that was voted upon by the membership and adopted as official policy by the ALA Executive Council.



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