"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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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."

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