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ArtBreak: Lawrence and Libraries

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WATCH: This conversation with Reba Williams examines the relationship between archives, access, and art, as well as the Civil Rights legacy of the Smithfield Library. Williams is currently a librarian at the Smithfield Branch Library and a PhD Student at the University of Alabama. Artist Jacob Lawrence relied on his local library in New York, the 135th Street Branch, to create his Struggle series, the subject of our latest exhibition.