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Annie Lou Watters McPheeters
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Birth: Feb. 22, 1908
Berwin
Floyd County
Georgia, USA
Death: Dec. 23, 1994
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

Librarian, educator, civil rights activist. One of the first African-American professional librarians with the Atlanta Public Library. McPheeters was also a Reference Librarian with, Georgia State University, becoming the first African-American faculty member at the school. In her lifelong effort to encourage reading McPheeters broke racial barriers and helped others to do the same. As an activist librarian, she participated in ending racial segregation in southern public libraries and diminishing racial discrimination in the library profession. Her efforts were recognized in 1993 when the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System named the Washington Park/ Annie L. McPheeters Branch Library in her honor. Following her death at age 86, the Auburn Avenue Library created the Annie L. McPheeters Medallion, which is awarded annually to an individual whose work has helped improve race relations or contributed to knowledge about black culture and life. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Alphonso A. McPheeters (1901 - 1963)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
South View Cemetery
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Curtis Jackson
Record added: Jan 08, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 123024158
Annie Lou <i>Watters</i> McPheeters
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Annie Lou <i>Watters</i> McPheeters
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Annie Lou <i>Watters</i> McPheeters
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