Marcus Garvey Library, Tottenham – Petition and Campaign
“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey
The African and Caribbean section of the Marcus Garvey Library based in Tottenham, London has been used by the local community for many years to follow these wise words from Marcus Garvey and research their roots. Recently however African and Caribbean books have been sold from the collection:
Together with concerns over the reorganisation, access and a reduction of library space this has led to local community anxieties about the future of the Marcus Garvey Library.
A petition has been set up at: https://www.change.org/p/tell-haringey-council-to-save-tottenham-s-marcus-garvey-library
Further details about the campaign:
Latest news on twitter: #SaveMarcusGarveyLibrary
Facebook: Friends of Marcus Garvey Library – Haringey
You can read an article here by Ronald Elly Wanda about the Library and its importance to the community.