"We Cannot Walk Alone:"
Images and History of the African-American Community.
Lafayette County, Mississippi. An "Open Doors Exhibition." April through August
Families & Individuals
Arts & Crafts
In 1993 Mrs. Susie Marshall received Mississippi Humanities Council
Grant for her coordinated project “Changes in the African-American Family in
Oxford/Lafayette County and Mississippi.” Sponsored by the Senior Sewing and
Savings Club, the Oxford Development Association, and the Mississippi
Humanities Council, the project consisted of three public presentations held
in the spring of 1996.
From this initial grant project Mrs.
Marshall and other members of the working group conceived the idea of
chronicling the history of the African-American community in Lafayette
County. Several families within Lafayette County were asked to write a short
family narrative and donate or loan family photographs. These narratives,
written in the words of family members along with other community memories
form the nucleus of the printed publication which accompanies this website.
Introduction, page two
Marshall. August 1995 at the Historic sign for Freedmen Town, Oxford,
Mississippi. Photographer unknown