Mission Possible: Promoting the Positive Image of African Americans
A scholarly interest in studies of African American achievement inspired Beatrice “Bea” Julian’s dedication to supporting the goals of the African American Success Foundation (AASF). Her retirement in 2015, after serving 10 years as Librarian and Archivist at the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago, Illinois, has created more time to devote to “success studies” of Black Americans past and present. Consultant work in her current role as owner and principal researcher at B. JULIAN: KEY POINTS RESEARCH AND WRITING is supported by an extensive background in academic and public library services. In addition to over twenty years of experience in the field of library and information studies, she has also served as a literacy and outreach specialist for a public television station in New Orleans and research analyst at a public policy research center in Chicago. Beatrice has completed doctoral coursework in Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, and holds a M.S. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, and B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago.