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Books in the Barbershop Promotes Literacy in Jackson

August 24, 2015

JACKSON, Miss. – Books in the Barbershop promotes reading by creating book stations at barbershops and training barbers to engage young readers. The family, school and community initiative launched in June 2015 in Jackson, Miss. The Jackson Council Parent Teacher Association coordinates the program with support from Jackson Public Schools, the City of Jackson and a host of community organizations.


To donate books or to get involved:


Call: Lead barber Marcus McCoy, 601-238-7715

Media Contact: 
Patrice Guilfoyle, APR
Director of Communications

Jean Cook, APR
Communications Specialist