Society & Culture
Somewhere in the Middle with Michele Barard and special guest Geraldine Hollis of the Tougaloo Nine
Geraldine Edwards Hollis is a wife, mother, and grandmother who resides in Stockton, CA. She attended Tougaloo College in her home state of Mississippi. While at Tougaloo, she embarked on a Historical Event that Changed History in Mississippi. As a member of the “Tougaloo Nine,” Ms. Hollis and the rest of the Tougaloo Nine were instrumental in desegregating libraries in Mississippi.
Mrs. Hollis is an author who published her first book Back to Mississippi in 2011. She is a public speaker, community activist, and volunteer with several non- profits. She constantly encourages, enlightens and mentors in living life while continuing to overcome adversity. She is strong in her beliefs and generous in her contributions. Mrs. Hollis enjoys living a healthy life and knows that education is a force to enable accountability to self and community. Her second book, March Memories, is geared for young audiences. She answers the questions of why she put her life on the line and her future in jeopardy. Her story shows that anyone can overcome challenges in their lives.
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