"We Cannot Walk Alone:"
Images and History of the African-American Community.
Lafayette County, Mississippi. An "Open Doors Exhibition." April through August 2003.
Mitchell was freed from slavery after the Civil War and recalled that the
Master had said: 'You all's free. We ain't got nothing to do with you all no
more. Go away now, you all don't belong to us no more.' Many former slaves
got sick and died. Most started out with little more than a nickel and a
nail in their pocket. Ruben Mitchell was the father of Williams B. Mitchell.