Students and teachers delivered a over a dozen books on the local Civil Rights Movement and labor history to the McComb Public Library. A book display was placed in the entrance of the library to encourage visitors to log on to the McCombLegacies.org website and the books were added to the library’s regular circulation. The collection has been so popular that additional titles will be added soon.
The donated titles were Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi by John Dittmer, The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement by Bob Zellner, Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC edited by Faith S. Holsaert, Martha Prescod Norman Noonan, Judy Richardson, Betty Garman Robinson, Jean Smith Young, and Dorothy M. Zellner, I’ve Got the Light of Freedom by Charles Payne, On the Road to Freedom: A Guided Tour of the Civil Rights Trail by Charles Cobb, Many Minds, One Heart: SNCC’s Dream of a New America by Wesley Hogan.
This book donation was funded by a W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant for the McComb School District and community, administered by Teaching for Change.