"We Cannot Walk Alone:" Images and History of the African-American Community.
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The Senior Sewing and Saving Club
Written by Mrs. Susie Marshall

"The Senior Sewing and Saving Club was founded in October 1936 by Mrs. Mabel O. McEwen with twelve charter members who soon grew to 25 members. The original purpose of the Club was to sew and save as well as to encourage community beautification and development.

Over the years the Club has been active in many ways including beautification of the cemetery, helping invalids, purchasing clothes, paying hospital and school bills, gathering donations for the Library and United Fund, and giving comfort to the elderly and ill...The Club is a co-sponor of this project to gather African-American history in Oxford and Lafayette County."

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Children's Picnic sponsored by the Senior Sewing and Saving Club. Members from left to right: Catherine Owen Martin, Johanna Buford McGlown, Mable O. McEwen, Clybe Boles Payne, Susie Mitchell Marshall and Mamie Bankhead. Photographer and date unknown.

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