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Mildred L. Terry Branch Library

 
 
Mildred L. Terry Branch Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 17, 2004
1. Mildred L. Terry Branch Library Marker
Inscription. The first public library for African Americans in segregated Columbus, the Colored/Fourth Avenue Library, opened on January 5, 1953. The existence of this facility resulted from covenants and restrictions barring the use of the city’s new public library by African Americans. The project was completed with expenditures of less than one hundred thousand dollars. The library was renamed the Mildred L. Terry Branch in 1981 to honor its first librarian.
 
Erected 2003 by The Georgia Historical Society, Kendrick High School Young Historians, Muscogee County Friends of Libraries, Chattahoochee Valley Regional Library System, and Historic Columbus Foundation. (Marker Number 106-1.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 27.474′ N, 84° 59.246′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Georgia, in Muscogee County. Marker is on Veterans Parkway (U.S. 27) 0 miles north of 6th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus GA 31901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Spencer House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fourth Street Baptist Church
Mildred L. Terry Branch Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 25, 2009
2. Mildred L. Terry Branch Library Marker
The marker and library, looking west on 4th Street toward the Chattahoochee River and Alabama
(approx. 0.2 miles away); “Ma" Rainey Home (approx. ¼ mile away); “The Folly” (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pemberton Cottage (approx. 0.3 miles away); Friendship Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); 700 Broadway (approx. 0.3 miles away); Woodruff Farm House and Log Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansCivil RightsEducation
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,269 times since then and 45 times this year. Last updated on September 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on January 2, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   2. submitted on September 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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