Occasion in Brooklyn in honor of Main Owens, the “Librarian in Congress”

BROOKLYN, NY – A Brooklyn librarian who later symbolized the borough in Congress might be honored on one occasion this week.

The Center for Brooklyn History arranged a digital dialogue Tuesday with archivists, curators and the household of Major Robert Odell Owens, often known as “The Librarian in Congress” in his 12 sentences representing two Brooklyn boroughs.

Owens, who was also a senator and civil rights activist, recently named the Central Brooklyn Library’s new Welcome Center, which opened last month as part of a $ 38 million renovation project.

Portions of a newly acquired collection of Owens’ handwritten and typed speeches, marketing campaign flyers, personal ephemera and never-before-seen images are on view in the library.

Here’s what it is wise to learn about the Tuesday occasion:

WHAT: Join the Center for Brooklyn History’s archivists and curators in dialogue with Owens family members, Chris, Millard, and Geoffrey as they discuss the life and work of the Congressman.

Attendees can also check out the newly acquired range, which includes Owens’ handwritten and typed speeches, marketing campaign flyers, personal ephemera and no earlier than seen pictures from his career as a neighborhood information librarian at BPL – the place is a brand new Welcome Center bears his title in the central library. Owens went on to serve twelve phrases in the US House of Representatives and worked tirelessly as a reformer against poverty and for civil rights and schooling.

WHERE: Virtual program, register for the link right here.

IF: Tuesday, June 29th from 6:30 p.m.

Read more about Owens here.

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