Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations; (662) 621-4061 - Brittany Davis-Green - firstname.lastname@example.org
CLARKSDALE – Senator David L. Jordan will visit the campus of Coahoma Community College Monday, Jan. 26, to discuss his autobiography “From the Mississippi Cotton Fields to the State Senate, A Memoir”.
The event, free and open to the public, will take place in the Magnolia Room of the Zee A. Barron Student Union beginning at 9 a.m. and will conclude with a brief book signing. Jordan, a native of Leflore County, Mississippi, is a Democratic member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing the 24th Congressional District since 1993.
From the University Press of Mississippi: Publisher
In his book, Jordan shares experiences from his childhood growing up in the heart of the Mississippi Delta and his life and work in government. He rose from humble beginnings to become a professional educator and eventually one of the Deep South's most recognizable social and political activists.
Jordan’slife in twentieth-century Mississippi spanned some of the most difficult times for black Mississippians as they coped with the effects of crippling economic circumstances caused by tenant farming and second-class citizenship enforced through the most violent and repressive means.
In this revealing autobiography, Jordan describes his witness to the often brutal and humiliating mistreatment of blacks by white racists. He is one of the few persons still alive who attended the sensational trial of the two white men accused of the horrific lynching of Emmett Till in 1955.
Though change was often slow and grudging, Jordan's Mississippi has evolved and continues to overcome. Jordan's story is notably a revelation of his role as a catalyst in shaping many of the gains blacks have achieved in Mississippi in the past fifty years.
Advance copies of “From the Mississippi Cotton Fields to the State Senate, A Memoir” can be purchased for $25 by contacting Carolyn Hunter at (662) 621-4155 or by e-mail at email@example.com, or Karen Done at (662) 621-4153 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to pre-order in Jan. 23.