"We Cannot Walk Alone:" Images and History of the African-American Community.
Lafayette County, Mississippi. An "Open Doors Exhibition." April through August 2003.
Oxford Development Association
Written by Mrs. Susie Marshall
"The Oxford Development Association was founded in 1970-71
through Wayne Johnson, a young African-American Oxonian who had attended
ministerial school in Atlanta and then returned to improve the community.
Under Johnson's leadership, a preschool, library, Oxford Improvement
Assocation, Ebenezar Crusaders (a youth group), and cooperative store were
founded. Soul Force magazine, which includes local news, events, and
stories, became the monthly newsletter of the Association. The goal of the
Oxford Development Association is education and improvement of the
community. The Association participates in the Christmas Parade, sponsors a
father-son banquet, and a Little Miss and Little Mister ODA contest. The
Association sponsors the W.N. Scholarships to local African-American
students in medical school who will return to serve the community as a
doctor. ODA membership includes families and especially the young."