"We Cannot Walk Alone:" Images and History of the African-American Community.
Lafayette County, Mississippi. An "Open Doors Exhibition." April through August 2003.


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     In 1993 Mrs. Susie Marshall received Mississippi Humanities Council  Grant for her coordinated project “Changes in the African-American Family in Oxford/Lafayette County and Mississippi.” Sponsored by the Senior Sewing and Savings Club, the Oxford Development Association, and the Mississippi Humanities Council, the project consisted of three public presentations held in the  spring of 1996.
       From this initial grant project Mrs. Marshall and other members of the working group conceived the idea of chronicling the history of the African-American community in Lafayette County. Several families within Lafayette County were asked to write a short family narrative and donate or loan family photographs. These narratives, written in the words of family members along with other community memories form the nucleus of the printed publication which accompanies this website.
Introduction, page two

Mrs. Susie Marshall. August 1995 at the Historic sign for Freedmen Town, Oxford, Mississippi. Photographer unknown

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