Library project seeks notable authors of color


There are 81 names of literary figures currently memorialized in name engravings at Indianapolis Central Library, but only five are women and none are of the African Diaspora. The library is seeking the community’s help to add literary leaders of color to the list of notable authors etched into its interior walls.


“We want our Libraries to reflect the diverse public we serve. This project is an opportunity to shine a light on the literary contributions of people who have been omitted in the past,” said Tariq Robinson, Adult Program Specialist with IndyPL. “From these community suggestions, we will select names that are representative of the world’s historical, literary, and artistic development.”

You can help with this project! Suggest a name by June 30 by clicking on this link and filling out the form: https://www.indypl.org/blog/for-adults/central-library-engraving-project