The Nannie McAdoo Dick Media Center
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In Honor of Mrs. Nannie McAdoo Dick
In 2006, the new media center at James B. Dudley High School was named after esteemed alumna, Greensboro native, and library media pioneer Mrs. Nannie McAdoo Dick. Mrs. Dick graduated from Dudley High School as a proud member of the class of 1936. Upon graduating from high school, Mrs. Dick matriculted from Bennett College with a degree in elementary education. She also studied at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University and obtained a master’s degree in Library Science from North Carolina Central State University.
Early in her career, Mrs. Dick taught in Rockingham and Lenoir counties. She was eventually employed with the City of Greensboro in 1957 and ran the book mobile. Mrs. Dick garnered her title of pioneer when she became the first African American librarian with the Greensboro Public Library in 1964. Mrs. Dick ultimately retired from the Greensboro Public Library in 1981 after more than 24 years of service. After her retirement, Mrs. Nannie McAdoo-Dick continued to serve her community and church family as a member of Holmes Grove United Methodist Church, where she once served as president of the outreach ministries.
Even at the tender age of 92, Mrs. Nannie McAdoo Dick continues to give back to her alma mater by sharing her wisdom with the students of Dudley and by purchasing books for the media center, which is named in her honor. Mrs. Dick visited the Mrs. Nannie McAdoo Dick Media Center in 2011 to share her account and experiences as a cherished part of the history of Dudley in 2011. Almost a century after her birth, Mrs. Dick continues to be an invaluable asset to the Greensboro and James B. Dudley High School communities. As a living legend, her legacy continues to inspire, influence, and incite legions of young readers to embrace the joy of reading.