"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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Reverend Wayne Johnson
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"Wayne Johnson was raised in Oxford, attended ministerial school in Atlanta where he also became involved in the Civil Rights Movement, and then returned to his home to serve the community and the University in 1969. He worked as a mediator with the new African-American students on the Ole Miss Campus. In 1969 with the school integration, he ran a car pool for African-American children when inner-city bussing was halted. He urged African-Americans to become a part of the political process and to use their vote.

In 1971 he was instrumental in the founding of the Oxford Development Association and its many programs: a caf, day care center, co-op grocery, and credit union. Some of these programs continue to serve the African-American community today. He was a member of the Oxford School Board, a member of North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, and was the president of the local chapter of the NAACP."

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