Support the Campaign to form the first Friends of the Richard Wright Library in Jackson, Mississippi

A group of citizens have launched a campaign to establish the first Friends of the Richard Wright Library in Jackson, Mississippi on McDowell Road.

Libraries are the most important institutions in a community.

Library Branches continuously need money to buy new books, equipment, and funds to promote library services to get people in the library. 

loretta-ellis-campaign-letter-of-supportCitizens Spearheading this campaign:

  • Meredith C. McGee, Author, South Jackson Business Owner
  • Ercilla Hendrix, wife of Ward 6 Councilman Tyrone Hendrix, mother of two
  • Starkishia Rountree, Heathcare Professional, Author, mother of four
  • Loretha Wallace, Retired South Jackson resident, mother of four, grandmother of eleven
  • Timothy Stamps, Stamps Burgers Co-Owner, Jackson
  • Jovaunda Smith, Jackson Attorney


  • Dorothy “Dot” Benford, Campaign for Hillary Clinton Consultant, Jackson 
  • Brenda Hyde, Executive Director/Community Educator, Southern Echo


We want to increase volunteerism in the City of Jackson’s Library System and to help spearhead fundraising efforts to revitalize the City’s crumbing library services. 

Library Branches needs FRIENDS!

If you’re with us; let us know — call, email, blog, or write to us:

601.372.0229 —

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