"We Cannot Walk Alone:"
Images and History of the African-American Community.
Lafayette County, Mississippi. An "Open Doors Exhibition." April through August 2003.
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