This library is reported to be the first brand new building, planned, designed and built with public funds for giving library service to Negroes in the state of Mississippi and possibly the first for any city the size of Jackson in the entire south.
Clarion Ledger, Jackson, Miss. April 20, 1956
When this library was opened in Jackson, Mississippi, I was a few months old. I have no childhood memories of visiting this public library. My family lived outside of the city limits of Jackson and we did not have access to this library.
Here is a current picture of the abandoned building located in the historic Farish Street District on North Mill Street.