James Meredith: Warrior and the America that created him landed on shelf at College of Europe

James Meredith : warrior and the America that created himby Meredith C McGee Format: eBookPublication year: 2013| Explore all editions & formats

“This book provides an honest look at the life and times of Civil Rights icon James Howard Meredith within the context of the America that created him and his generation”– Provided by publisher.”This book provides an honest look at the life and times of Civil Rights icon James Howard Meredith within the context of the America that created him and his generation”– Provide

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Biography "James Meredith: Warrior and the America that created him" lands on shelf at College of Europe
2nd edition soft cover $19.98

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
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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.

Congratulations to RDLN graduate Meredith Coleman McGee

Dear RDLN Network Members; 

Congratulations to RDLN graduate Meredith Coleman McGee (Group 7), who since 2016 has been leading a drive for literacy in Jackson, Mississippi.  Because local public libraries — even those named for African-Americans – have few books on their shelves and discourage participation in children’s programs by African-Americans, she and seven other women launched the Community Library Initiative with a long-term goal of opening their own library in Jackson. They developed My First Book Series, which included six primer books for beginning readers My First Book Series. She and other volunteers coordinated the Spring Break Reading Fair in March 2017. During that week, reading coaches and youth participants formed the Learning Tree Book Club, a reading group for young and adult readers (See photo at bottom).

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Meredith (c) with Fran Wade Camper and Lena Barnes at Jackson Book Festival

Meredith and other authors had encountered barriers to entering their local marketplace. They could not sell books in the Jackson Hinds Library System. The books of several authors were rejected by the Mississippi Museum Book Store and several large book retailers. The Mississippi Library Commission refused to list their titles in the state’s database. The authors formed the “Book Toasters” a social club for authors andthey organized the first Jackson Book Festival. It took place at the Jackson Medical Mall on February 8. Meredith was the mistress of ceremony. “There was a great turnout with over 20 author and art vendors,” she said. Student volunteers from Hinds Community College supported the event. Four adults won the poetry contest. Local businesses donated gift bags consisting of books, children’s dictionaries, gift cards, and art.  Meredith proclaimed, “This is an intellectual revolution!” and she added that “We plan to organize an event annually.”

In comparing the Jackson Book Festival, described above, to the traditional book festival in the state, she said, “I attended the Mississippi Book Festival, which is held at the Mississippi State Capitol every August,  three times.  Even though several authors split the cost of a table, we barely broke even each year. During our Jackson Book Festival, authors were given the opportunity to present six-minute book talks, and the cost of table space was only $20, which increased the opportunity for profit. Meredith has just released the second (paperback) edition of her biography James Meredith: Warrior and the America that created him through her small press Meredith Etc. She will speak at the J.D. Williams Library at the University of Mississippi, Oxford campus, on Thursday, March 7. She has also released the second edition of her book Odyssey, a collection of her poems and other writings from 1993 to 2018.  Meredith is an entrepreneur, author, and publisher.  She earned her master’s degree from Antioch University through the Rural Development Leadership Network.

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Meredith standing defines a term for a new reader, who came to the  Learning TreeBook Club with his mentors.   Ty’Leeann, right, was a founding member of the club, which was formed at Pearl Street AME Church during the Spring Break Reading Fair.


Starry Krueger, Rural Development Leadership Network, P.O. Box 98 Prince St. Station, New York, NY 10012, (212)777-9137 (212)477-0367 (Fax) rdln@ruraldevelopment.org

Meredith Etc donates books to Lanier High School’s library

Meredith Etc donates books to Lanier High School’s library

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Book Donation to Lanier High School in Jackson, Mississippi

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“Live to the Beat” event spreads knowledge to Black males about heart failure

Meredith Coleman McGee, Publisher, Meredith Etc, interviewed event organizers and one former ‘heart failure’ patient. Local male readers dubbed the article very informative. Article described how necessary it is to have a regular doctor, and the warning signs of ‘heart failure.’

Knowledge is power!

McGee, M. C. (July 28- Aug 3, 2016). Learn how to detect heart failure warnings at the ‘Live to the Beat’ event, Jackson Advocate, 10A. (APA citation)