In Martin County, new group seeks stories of Black history and its heroes
You know Rosa Parks. Of course, you know Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
But what about Effie Dianne Scott Anderson?
There are no statues of Anderson, a Martin County resident who died in October at age 76. But she too was a hero, said her brother-in-law, Anthony Anderson.
Moving to Martin County in 1967, she got a job with the library system, but not as a librarian; Blacks just weren’t librarians back then. So she drove the bookmobile, bringing literature and a love of reading to kids in far-flung parts of the county.
Then in 1984 she was appointed manager of the first branch library in Hobe Sound, and subsequently served as librarian when the Hobe Sound Public Library opened in 1999 — the first African-American to hold the position in Martin County.
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