On August 24, 2012, the library's namesake had another birthday! To celebrate this wonderful day, the library is displaying a letter written by Barbara Jackson-Nash, a former director of the Banneker-Douglass Museum (BDM), where she says, "Mrs. Sylvia Gaither continues to do a very outstanding job in the library." The current staff of the BDM agrees with her assessment. We, too, celebrate the great accomplishments of Mrs. Garrison, for she laid the foundation for the lovely library we enjoy today!
We also invite you to schedule an appointment with the archivist by calling him at 410.216.6191 to visit the library and read the rest of the letter and some of the other outstanding materials we have on Maryland's rich African American heritage. You'll be glad you did.
Pictured from left to right: Mrs. Sylvia Gaither Garrison, library namesake, and Dr. Joni Jones, Director, Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, and Director, BDM