"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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Committee of Minority Associations and Clubs
Written by Mrs. Susie Marshall

"COMAC was founded in 1986 by local clubs and associations. Its purpose includes promoting community wide efforts on common problems; solidarity in organizational goals and objectives; a community base to serve as liaison between organizations, governmental officials and agencies; and to serve as a resource agency and represent the concerns of the black community. It has financially supported local black political candidates for offices. The Committee under the Chairmanship of Leonard E. Thompson was responsible for submitting petitions to the City of Oxford to rename North Seventh and Sixth Streets to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Martin Luther King, Jr. Circle in 1987. The Board voted unanimously in favor of the request."

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Leonard R. Thompson. 1963-1964. Photographer Unknown.

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