"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 the 1910’s, the Rosenwald school with elementary grades and later, high school, was built through private donor financing on the site of the original  Oxford Colored School...In 1930 Rosenwald was renamed Oxford High School. During the year 1933-34 Oxford High School became Lafayette County Training School until it mysteriously burned in 1936. During the school years 1936-1939, classes were held in black churches until a new structure was completed in 1939...at a cost of $78,000 and renamed Oxford Training School. This school endured as Oxford Training School until 1962...when the students were instrumental in getting the name...changed to Central High School...The school remained Central High School until desegregation of Oxford’s schools in February 1970.”

Education, page one

Delmount School Graduates, circa 1927. Photographer Unknown.

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