Meridian Reads

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 The FOG MACHINE by Susan Follett
In the epicenter of the Civil Rights Movement, a 12-year-old white Catholic girl, a young black Baptist woman who flees to Chicago, and a Jewish Freedom Summer volunteer from New York each question what freedom means and the price they’ll pay to have it.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Half a century later, a 16-year-old black girl who witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend by police searches for her voice amid racism, police brutality, discrimination, and prejudice.

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Meridian-Lauderdale County Public Library
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Stories from Civil Rights History, Then and Now
Experience an afternoon of reflection and fellowship
Saturday, June 23, 1:00-4:00
First Union Missionary Baptist Church 610 38th Avenue
Co-hosts: Meridian natives Susan Follett and Eric Porter
Free and open to the public
RSVP: susan@susanfollett.com

Sponsored by:  

* Panel discussion: Sadie Clark Martin, one of the Meridian 5; Eric Porter, son of Rev. R.S. Porter; Weston Lindemann, Councilman; Susan Follett, moderator

  • Freedom songs: performed by local musicians
  • Interpretive dance: Unity Dancers
  • Slide show: photos courtesy 1964 Meridian Freedom School Principal Mark Levy
  • Community dialogue with light refreshments