"We Cannot Walk Alone:" Images and History of the African-American Community.
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Second Missionary Baptist Church
Continued, page two

"In 1873, this group used the back of the First Baptist Church for Sunday evening services. In April of that same year, the group purchased the present day site for the sum of $50.00. Many contributions toward the construction of Second Baptist (Colored Baptist Church of Oxford) came from the white Baptist church members. Reverend Ned Johnson continued to serve as pastor.

Reverend H.W. Bowen from Macon became the first black teacher founding a school at the church. The first students included Callie Coleman Johnson, Mrs. Macon Taylor, and Jo Anna Isom."

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