"We Cannot Walk Alone:" Images and History of the African-American Community.
Lafayette County, Mississippi. An "Open Doors Exhibition." April through August 2003.
Thomas Taylor reared their children in Oxford, Mississippi somewhere off of
highway six out in Lafayette County...The house no longer stands...Thomas
and Mary worked on their farm. They were not 'share-croppers' but rather
'renters.' Renters did not own the land that they farmed, they only lived
there, and had their own stock and tools. Rent was anywhere from $100 to
$300, and was paid to the owner each year...The family attended church on a
regular basis at Salem Methodist Church...In those days, the Methodists went
to church each Sunday for Sunday school, but church was only held on the
third Sunday, when the pastor was in attendance. Most pastors had four
churches, and would travel to each on a different Sunday.