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Old 10-27-2018, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Manhattan, Aspen
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Kingfish's comment cuts to the core of this and broader issues affecting Jackson: "To think that the Civil Rights leaders fought like hell to get access to the Jackson libraries. Now the current leaders can't be bothered to save them."

Jackson Jambalaya: Tisdale Library Books Rot Away
Oops! I added a digit in my headline. Guess I'm used to dealing with bigger numbers...


As per the Northside Sun, "There was plenty of time to send the books to other libraries or donate them to local schools."

https://www.northsidesun.com/opinion...brary-disaster

I will add that there is no shortage of vacant space in climate-controlled buildings, in Jackson, Mississippi. Nor is there a dearth of public-spirited individuals, some of whom might have lent-out space for storing the books, and MANY who would have helped transport them. Jackson is, after all, the city whose businessmen saved countless lives in Saint Petersburg, when that Russian city was in desperate need of medical supplies and devices.

https://www.csmonitor.com/1996/0515/...at.arts.1.html

The Jackson Metro is known for the generosity and volunteerism of its people (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kP2D4dODg8 sorry about the spotty audio...). If only City "leaders" had reached-out...

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Old Yesterday, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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I guess this is a case of everyone being to blame so no one is to blame. The priest at my church grew up in north Jackson. He remembered the branch on Northside that is now closed with the doomed books.

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Old Today, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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It is interesting that the now-abandoned branch library was named after Charles Tisdale, the long-time publisher of the “Jackson Advocate”, whose anti-white writings made race relations worse. He even published a list of “Suggested Members of the Brown Society” - people he thought were Uncle Toms. When I was an Ole Miss student in the early 1990s, the library subscribed to the JA, and I would read copies of it, until I realized that feeling outraged wasn’t good for me.

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Old Today, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Lake Oswego, Manhattan, Aspen
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I guess this is a case of everyone being to blame so no one is to blame. The priest at my church grew up in north Jackson. He remembered the branch on Northside that is now closed with the doomed books.

One wonders just how many apathetics were involved (or uninvolved) in this sad story. However, to help prepare for the next such crisis, I'd like to introduce three concepts which seem to have been alien to the parties involved (or uninvolved): Emergency Generator, Dehumidifier, and Ask for help.


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It is interesting that the now-abandoned branch library was named after Charles Tisdale, the long-time publisher of the “Jackson Advocate”, whose anti-white writings made race relations worse. He even published a list of “Suggested Members of the Brown Society” - people he thought were Uncle Toms. When I was an Ole Miss student in the early 1990s, the library subscribed to the JA, and I would read copies of it, until I realized that feeling outraged wasn’t good for me.

In that case, it's DOUBLY ironic that the city's current "leadership" would allow that particular branch to fall into such disrepair.
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