Meridian, Mississippi A professor at MSU Meridian hosted a book signing for his latest work Friday.
Dr. Dennis Mitchell has published "A New History of Mississippi." Mitchell is the head of MSU Meridian's Division of Arts and Sciences. Mitchell primarily used biographies to tell the state's vibrant and sometimes turbulent history, including histories from Native Americans, women, African Americans and other minority groups.
"Hoping that everyone in the state would read it, and I hope they will. If people understood our history better, I think they would probably change their behavior," said Mitchell.
The book can be purchased at the MSU Meridian bookstore or several other bookstores across the state.