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Push for The Robert W. Saunders Public Library

Dr. Cora P. Dunkley attended the Hillsborough County Public Budget Hearings sponsored by the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) July 14, 2010 at the Federal County Center downtown, Tampa,  Florida.  She was among supporters of the Robert W. Saunders Public Library Foundation, Inc., a group encouraging the BOCC to begin the planning process for the new Robert W. Saunders Public Library now, rather than 2012.  Since the BOCC previously voted to spend $7.845 million dollars on the facility, the new start date would mean the facility would have an opening date of 2012, rather than the initial date of 2014. The Robert W. Saunders Sr. Public Library is named after the civil rights leader who was Florida NAACP Field Secretary from 1952-1966 and author of Bridging the Gap: Continuing the Florida NAACP Legacy of Harry T. Moore, 1952-1966.

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One Response

  1. Congrats and best wishes, Dr. Dunkley for your advocacy in this matter. SLIS people may not be aware that Mr. Saunders was a Tampa native.

    I’m very fortunate to have had the opportunity to listen to 8 hours of his story while working in Special Collections and I recommend his Oral History to anyone and everyone. He’s a truly inspiring person.

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