PHOTO ESSAY: Librarians Join Black Lives Matter Protests

With signs, books, and passion, educators support Black Lives Matter around the country.

Some of the scenes from Black Lives Matter protests across the country:

Nijma Esad, media specialist at Charles Hart Middle School in Washington, DC, at a June 5 march in DC.
At a rally in Denver on June 6 —From left: Librarian Janet Damon, Yolanda Dandridge, Salome Johnson-Harris, and Shant’a Johnson; Christina Damon, a third-generation educator (and Janet's daughter), speaks.


School librarian Clare Lund and her children Connor and Norah attended a protest in Frankfurt, IL, on June 6. The Lunds also brought a box of books by Black ­creators and gave them away to fellow marchers.


From the left: Mary Westbrook, a children’s librarian at the Free Library of Philadelphia, after being tear-gassed in Philadelphia on June 1; School library media specialist Caitlin Simonse Barnes (right) at protest in Rochester, NY, on May 30.


From the left: Middle school librarian Rachel Smith and her 12-year-old daughter brought this sign to a protest in Knoxville, TN, on June 5; Caroline and Nolan Davis marched with their mom, Kristin, the library media specialist at Robinson Elementary in Kirkwood, MO, where the June 6 march was held.

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