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Ola Mae Spinks #KeeperoftheDay

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“Ola Mae Spinks, a librarian and descendant of slaves who went to the Library of Congress in 1972 to bring order to a vast but scattered archive of interviews with former slaves, thus helping to preserve them for scholars, died on June 16 at her home in Southfield, Mich. She was 106.”

Read more about the life of this extraordinary woman in the New York Times.