In collaboration with 
Mound Bayou Civic Club 
Mound Bayou's  131st Founders Day 

A presentation of the new book

T. R. M. Howard: 
Doctor, Entrepreneur, 
Civil Rights Pioneer

Presented by book authors 

Dr. David Beito 
Professor of History 
University of Alabama

Dr. Linda Beito
Professor of Political Science and Criminal Justice
Stillman College


Thursday, July 12 at 8:30 a.m.

Delta Health Center
702 Martin Luther King Road
Mound Bayou, Mississippi 38762

Join The Delta Center and K-12 educators participating in the National Endowment for the Humanities "Most Southern Place on Earth" Institute for this special presentation of the new book T. R. M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer. 

This event is free and open to the public. 

Dr. TRM Howard with Mamie Till, Emmett Till's mother, 1955


"T. R. M. Howard: Doctor, Entrepreneur, Civil Rights Pioneer
 tells the remarkable story of one of the early leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. A renaissance man, T. R. M. Howard (1908-1976) was a respected surgeon, important black community leader, and successful businessman. Howard's story reveals the importance of the black middle class, their endurance and entrepreneurship in the midst of Jim Crow, and their critical role in the early Civil Rights Movement.

In this powerful biography, David T. Beito and Linda Royster Beito shine a light on the life and accomplishments of this civil rights leader. Howard founded black community organizations, organized civil rights rallies and boycotts, mentored Medgar Evers, antagonized the Ku Klux Klan, and helped lead the fight for justice for Emmett Till. Raised in poverty and witness to racial violence from a young age, Howard was passionate about justice and equality. Ambitious, zealous, and sometimes paradoxical, T. R. M. Howard  provides a complete portrait of an important leader all too often forgotten."

This event is presented through support from the Watt Bishop - Amzie Moore/Sam Block Endowment, the Delta Health Center, and the Mound Bayou Civic Club.

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