"We Cannot Walk Alone:" Images and History of the African-American Community.
Lafayette County, Mississippi. An "Open Doors Exhibition." April through August 2003.
Oxford-Lafayette Branch of the NAACP
Written by Mrs. Susie Marshall
"The Oxford-Lafayette County branch of the NAACP was founded
in 1952 at Second Baptist Church by Nathan Hodges, Jr. and others originally
under the title of the Lafayette County Improvement Club. The first elected
president was Mrs. Mabel McCune. In 1980, they established the W.R. Redmond
Memorial Scholarship Fund for the purpose of educating an African-American
doctor to serve the area. The Scholarship Fund later became sponsored by the
Oxford Development Association."