DuMont, 35 Years Later: HBCUs, LIS Education, and Institutional Discrimination

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This article revisits Rosemary DuMont's 1986 articles on Black librarianship and racial attitudes in LIS. The first part addresses missing or limited coverage on the library schools at five historically Black colleges and universities: Alabama A&M University, Clark Atlanta University, University of the District of Columbia, Hampton University, and North Carolina Central University. The second part provides examples of biases in accreditation as it relates to HBCU-based LIS programs. The article closes with a discussion on the erasure of HBCUs in LIS education, despite their important contributions to racial and ethnic representation and inclusion in the library professions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-181
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Education for Library and Information Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Black librarianship
  • HBCUs
  • LIS education
  • racial inclusion
  • racial justice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences


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