"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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Belma Mitchell Family
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"Prentiss, Albert, Ernest, Berkley, Jr., and Obie. Four daughters: Christine, Laura, Cynthia, Inet. Berkley Sr. bought a 180 acre farm in Taylor Community, built a dogtrot style house for the farm family with large garden, outhouses for chickens, meathouse, pig pen, etc. He also raised his sisters two sons: Lawrence and O.D.

His wife, Sally died in 1900: Berkley married Millia Hewlette in 1908. Millia bore him five sons: Clifton, T.Z., R.D., James, Berkley Jr. daughters: Mary Etta, Margurite & Girlie.

Mary Etta married Oresta Martin. She bore him two sons: Walter, deceased (1996) and Sterlin and two daughters: Millia and Eulastine.

African-American education was somewhat improved in the 1940s and 1950s, 2 college grads.

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