Elinor Des Verney Sinnette
AALBC Mourns the Passing of Elinor Des Verney Sinnette
Elinor Des Verney Sinnette (1925 – January 3, 2020) was Acting Director of Howard University’s Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. A former staff member of The New York Public Library, a teacher of librarians from Central Harlen to Nigeria and Kenya, a consultant to UNESCO, Dr. Sinnette has long been a contributor to the study of the history and culture of black people throughout the world.
Sinnette was married to historian, Dr. Calvin H. Sinnette. Photo: seated Elinor Des Verney Sinnette, far right Calvin H. Sinnette (courtesy Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library).