O’Bannon H.S. Black History Program

Mary Haralson Coleman, who turned 84, Sunday February 27th, was the guest speaker for O’Bannon High School’s Black History Program, Friday, February 24, 2017 in Greenville, Mississippi. Ms. Coleman is the recipient of the “Living Legend: New Author Historic Figure” award. She lived during the Great Depression, in the Jim Crow south, and during the Civil Rights Movement.

The 7th graders in the audience were reading Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry last week, and were stunned when Ms. Mary mentioned living some of the experiences they read in their historic fiction book. They enjoyed a lively Q & A session in their classroom afterward. Delta Democrat Times writer Catherine Kirk wrote an article “Author to discuss living during Civil Rights Movement” about Ms. Coleman.

WABG News 6 ran two television spots on the events. Ms. Mary said smiling, “They treated me like a queen.” The school superintendent, Larry Green, attended the event, purchased hardback and softback books and is putting copies of Mary’s Story & Song in all four high schools in Greenville. At Noon Meredith Coleman McGee and Starkishia (the co-author of Mary’s Story & Song) joined Ms. Coleman at the Book Gallery for an author panel. Kathyn B. Thompson broke the book purchasing record. She is a true book lover. Bless her heart. The Hardy’s, the students, the media, and everyone was warm. The authors love Greenville.

Authors make TV appearance on Delta News Morning

lunch-book-talk-greenville-2017Authors Mary Haralson Coleman, Starkishia, and Meredith Coleman McGee will appear on the Delta News Morning, WABG, WXVT, and WNBD, Friday morning at 6 am in Greenville, Mississippi. Mary Haralson Coleman is the Guest Speaker for O’Bannon High School,’s BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM (9 a.m.) She will discuss her new memoir Mary’s Story & Song.

The authors will facilitate an Authors’ Panel at 12 noon at the Book Gallery. Both events are free and open to the public. Starkishia is the co-author of Mary’s Story & Song and the author of Starkishia: Estrella. Meredith Coleman McGee is the author of four books. Her latest book is Nashida: Visits the Smith Robertson Museum.

Visit http://www.meredithetc.com for more information about the authors.