John F. Marszalek graduated from Canisius College and the University of Notre Dame. A member of the Mississippi State University faculty from 1973 to 2002, he was a prolific writer on the Civil Rights Movement, authoring the Encyclopedia of African-American Civil Rights: From Emancipation to the Present with Charles Lowery. He also published work on two Starkville area black leaders, including Douglas Conner.
Jeanne A. Marszalek, a graduate of St. Mary’s College, was a long-time leader in community race relations and the 1996 winner of the “Unity in the Community” Award from the Oktibbeha County NAACP. She served for ten years as chair of the Oktibbeha County Democratic Executive Committee and was a delegate to two national conventions.
“The Marszalek Library and Lecture Series.”University Library at Mississippi State University. http://library.msstate.edu/content/templates/?a=580&/