"We Cannot Walk Alone:" Images and History of the African-American Community.
Lafayette County, Mississippi. An "Open Doors Exhibition." April through August
Families & Individuals
Arts & Crafts
"In the past, people often gathered at each other's house for 'suppers.'
The children would be put to bed and the adults would play cards and dance.
One blues guitarist, 'Mister Temple,' played at many of the suppers. Other
musicians played the harmonica and tambourine. The piano, harp, fiddle, and
pan pipes were other favorite instruments.
Will and Bill Buford also played for community celebrations and picnics.
They played the drums and cane pipe."
"Sultan Rogers has been recognized as a folk artist for his many
woodcarvings which include people, animals, snakes, and canes.
Basketry is a traditional craft that has disappeared from the community.
Some recall split-oak baskets. Mr. Sweeny of Spring Hill once made baskets
Arts & Crafts, page two