thank you for your purchase. Happy reading.

Mother Wit by Irma Rogers Walker

My Brother Bo: Addicted in Paradise by Richard Hulse

Time And After Time Ahead: TAATA by Robert Joseph Coleman

James Meredith: Warrior and the America that created him by Meredith Coleman McGee

Mary’s Story & Song by Mary Haralson Coleman with Starkishia

A Little of Me, A Little of You: Spoken Word Choir Book by Janice Neal-Vincent

Thank you for purchasing Mary’s Story & Song. Happy reading!

Thank you for purchasing Mary’s Story & Song by Mary Haralson Coleman with Starkishia.

Mary was born in 1933 in Scott, County Mississippi to sharecroppers. Her memoir described her two fathers as the most significant people in her childhood. One of them was impoverished and indebted to white landowners, and the other owned property and was independent. They agreed to expose Mary to both worlds. Change is hard, but Mary found her way, and the inspiration to dream. With the gift of song and the mind to step out of the box, Mary broke ground in business and in song.

EXCERPT: At age six, I, along with my siblings attended a one room school, where … Mr. McCarter taught first through eighth grade. We carried our lunch to school in small molasses buckets which consisted of whatever we had left over from the previous day. We did not eat sandwiches like children do today; we ate peas, greens, salt meat and cornbread. Sometimes we had a baked sweet potato for dessert.

Advance Praise for Mary’s Story & Song 

Mrs. Coleman has written a book that everyone should read. We were both born in 1933 and lived in Mississippi during the years of the Black Civil Rights Movement. Her life is a living reality of the Black struggle and a greater true picture of the changes that occurred. I loved it.

James Meredith, Ole Miss, 1962

While this book is a personal account of the life of Mary Coleman, it is one with which we can all identify and cherish. I am sure that this historical account of her life will be something that generations coming after her will be able to use to get an understanding of from whence they came.

Judge William Walker

Mary’s Story and Song chronicles the great strides and struggles in the transformative life of the Haralson Family from slavery to freedom! Mrs. Coleman’s soft-spoken style and positive outlook is evident throughout this book and makes for a spirited autobiography that reads like a novel. It will serve as Mrs. Coleman’s testimony for many generations to come.

Norma G. Alexander

Thank you for shopping with Meredith Etc

Thank you for shopping with Meredith Etc. Enjoy My First Book Series and My Picture Dictionary which are educational resources for early learners. Proceeds support Community Library Mississippi, a nonprofit public charity chaired by Meredith Coleman McGee, Publisher, Meredith Etc.

My First Book Series by Meredith Coleman McGee, Danielle Bogan et al. 6 volumes, 208 pages. My Picture Dictionary by Meredith Coleman McGee, Mary Haralson Coleman, et al.

Local History Speaking Series

Community Library Mississippi launched its Local History Speaking Series today with a tour of the COFO Civil Rights Education Center and a book talk by Mary Haralson Coleman.

Guest were greeted by Dr. Robert Luckett. Angela Stewart facilitated the tour.

Right to Left: Dr. Robert Luckett, Director, Margaret Walker Center, Vickie Jenkins, Vice Chair, Community Library Mississippi, Mary Haralson Coleman, Author, Book Toaster, Angela Stewart, Margaret Walker Center, Tour Guide, Meredith C. McGee, Author/Publisher/Book Toaster
Meredith McGee with Dr. Eldridge Henderson
Medgar Wiley Evers
Meredith McGee, Chair, Community Library Mississippi/Book Toaster/Sankofa Reading Group, and Vickie Jenkins, Vice Chair, Community Library Mississippi. Both women are founding members of the Learning Tree Book Club.
Angela Stewart, holding her autographed copy. Stewart is the founder of the Sankofa Reading Group. Mary Haralson Coleman is an author, singer, song writer. She was the first black female licensed barber in the State of Mississippi 1960.