Honoring Oramenta Newsome

Check out this beautiful tribute to Oramenta Newsome.

Oramenta’s legacy of paving many paths of opportunity for Washington residents will continue to motivate and inspire us as we carry on her work.  Oramenta’s obituary in the Washington Post is here.

For those who wish to make a donation in her memory, you can do so by contributing to the American Cancer Society or to the DCPL Adult Literacy Fund (please specify “adult literacy” or in memory of Oramenta Newsome).

Check back here for info on the public gathering in Washington  —an opportunity to share tributes and recollections – and learn about a memorial initiative in Oramenta’s honor that will be announced at the event.

We are also cataloguing quotes and memories, so feel free to share those with Adiyah Buck (abuck@lisc.org)