"We Cannot Walk Alone:" Images and History of the African-American Community.
Lafayette County, Mississippi. An "Open Doors Exhibition." April through August
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Soloman Morgan was brought to Panola County as a slave in 1863. He worked on
a plantation, married wife pearl and begat 7 children. His first major
achievement was purchasing a small farm and building a better house for his
family. He practiced the Golden Rule as a guide for his family.
Johnnie Morgan, Soloman's oldest son was a share-cropper in Panola County.
His wife, Lena Henderson was a rural school teacher they had 4 children. In
rearing their children they followed the custom of their foreparents.
Willie Mathers Morgan, the youngest son, worked at the I.C. Railroad ship in
Water Valley, MS. He bought a large farm in Yellowbushy County MS. Ioda
Bishop Morgan is the homemaker for her husband and 7 children. Their goals
for the children was for them to get an education, go to college. The Willie
Mathers Family followed the traditions of Church attendance like that of
foreparents. The celebrations of the family reunion is the best experience
of the Willie Mathers Family. The adventurous personality of the children
cause them to travel to other states for desired jobs. Martha and Ioda are
growing together with one son and his family nearby, who occupy the land and
manage it for them."
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