"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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Johnson Family
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...Callie married Walter Johnson and to that union two sons were born. Walter Jr. in 1887 and Gus Johnson in 1892. Callie died in 1893. Her husband died five years later. Anna Augusta Coleman raised her two grandsons Walter and Gus. Besides this responsibility she was instrumental in my growing up in the home.

The joy of my growing up in Oxford and from her knees to 17 years old, with Mother Coleman is a joy that's unexpressable! There were two big beds in my great-grand mother's room. She slept in one and I in the other. Sitting before the fireplace; she dipped snuff. She talked about her days of slavery. But most of all she imparted much wisdom into my life. The inspiration, hope, and love that she passed on to me has greatly enriched my life. She gave me courage, instilled within me Christian principle...She taught me to respect myself, leaders and those in authority."

 

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Walter Marcarl Johnson, Sr. Date and Photographer Unknown.

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