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James Meredith Book Tour Through May 21: The Importance of Libraries

May 20, 2019 | General News

SEE BELOW FOR NEW DATES FOR:
Beverly J. Brown Library, Byram
Fannie Lou Hamer Library

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You're invited to fourteen programs by James Meredith at the Jackson-Hinds Libraries April 10-May 21 2019.

From April 10-May 21, civil rights icon James Meredith will discuss his book, "Three Years in Mississippi," and elaborate on the importance of public libraries in society. View the schedule below:

Apr 10 WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM
FLAGG
105 Williamson Ave.
Edwards 39066
Ms. Jessica Johnson
601-852-2230

Apr 19 FRIDAY 11:00 AM
EVERS
4215 Medgar Evers Blvd
Jackson 39213
Ms. Anne Sanders
601-982-2867

Apr 20 SATURDAY 11:00 AM
WRIGHT
515 West McDowell Rd.
Jackson 39204
Ms. Tammie Smith
601-372-1621

Apr 30 TUESDAY 10:00 AM
BOLDEN/MOORE,
1444 Wiggins Rd.
Jackson 39209
Mr. Patrick McCarty
601-922-6076

May 03 FRIDAY 2:00 PM
RAYMOND PUBLIC
126 Court St.
Raymond 39154
Mr. Austin Farmer
601-857-8721

May 06 MONDAY 4:30 PM
AUSTIN
420 Cunningham Ave.
Terry MS 39170
Ms. Cassandra Cooper
601-878-5336

May 07 TUESDAY 4:30 PM
ALEXANDER
2525 Robinson Rd.
Jackson 39213
Ms.Karen Wilson
601-354-8911

RESCHEDULING:
May 09 THURSDAY 10:00 AM
HAMER
3450 Albermarle Rd.
Jackson 39213
Ms. Rosemary Luckett
601-362-3012

May 09 THURSDAY 6:30 PM
QUISENBERRY
605 East Northside Dr.
Clinton 39056
Ms. Susan Delmas
601-924-5684

May 11 SATURDAY 11:00 AM
MAJURE
217 West Main St.
Utica 39175
Ms. Kristen Finch
601-885-8381

May 14 TUESDAY 10:00 AM
JEFFERS
111 Madison St.
Bolton 39041
Ms. Alfenette Robinson
601-866-4247

May 15 WEDNESDAY 2:30 PM
WELTY
300 North State Street
Jackson 39201
Ms. Nyma Blackerby
601-968-5811

May 21 TUESDAY 1:00 PM
MORRIS
4912 Old Canton Rd.
Jackson 39211
Ms. Carolyn Carter
601-987-8181

May 22 WEDNESDAY 2:00 PM
BROWN
7395 South Siwell Rd.
Byram 39272
Ms. Debra Perkins
601-372-0954

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For Immediate Release

April 16, 2019
James Meredith's Library Tour

Jackson - Civil Rights activist, James Meredith, who gained national renown when he became the first African
American student at the University of Mississippi, has long valued the importance of libraries. He personally
credits much of his academic success at Ole Miss to his use of libraries on U.S. Air Force bases in Nebraska
and Japan where he was stationed prior to his return to Mississippi in 1960.

Meredith believes public libraries can provide everyone with the tools to be a better person, and he hopes that
his tour of the Jackson Hinds Library System (JHLS) will encourage everyone to get a free library card and
use it, as he does frequently.

He is embarking on a tour of the 14 libraries in JHLS to particularly bring attention to the many advantages
that public libraries can offer, especially to African American families in Mississippi. "I believe that this is one of the most important things that I have ever done in my life" Meredith shares, "And I want everyone to hear
this message."

Meredith's tour will take him to the smaller county libraries, as well as the larger city libraries. Executive Director Patty Furr comments, "We are so pleased to be able to offer the public a chance to hear James Meredith speak in each of our libraries. We invite everyone to come out and hear his message." This is also
an opportunity for all Hinds County residents to join JHLS and get a free library card or to renew an expired
card.

The programs will also include an opportunity for Meredith to talk about his book Three Years In Mississippi which has been recently reissued by University Press of Mississippi with an introduction by Aram Goudsouzian. Three Years in Mississippi will be available at each program.

Further information can be found at www.jhlibrary.org and our social media sites.
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For further information please contact
Ellen McLean
Jackson Hinds Library System
300 North State Street
Jackson MS 39201-1705
601.960.5805
emclean@jhlibrary.org

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