"We Cannot Walk Alone:" Images and History of the African-American Community.
Lafayette County, Mississippi. An "Open Doors Exhibition." April through August 2003.
“The Boles family owned one of the first African-American businesses in
Oxford. In 1893, W.R. (Robert) opened his shop on the Oxford Square, and by
1910, Boles and his wife, Jessie Orange Boles, owned a building on the
northwest side of the Square that housed his shoe shop, along with the
Threlked Barbershop and a cafe named Pete's Place.