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Friday, February 27, 2015

A Sense of Place

Formation of African-American school system

Historical columnist Jack Mayfield continues his series for Black History Month this week with information about the area’s first black schools. (February 22, 2015, Page 2C)

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    Rev. Wayne Johnson — a pastor for the community

    Historical columnist Jack Mayfield continues his Black History Month series this week by writing about the Rev. Wayne Johnson, who was active in the Oxford community. (February 15, 2015, Page 2C)

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      Clifton Bondurant ‘Bondy’ Webb: A contribution to generations

      History columnist Jack Mayfield writes this week about C.B. Webb, and his contributions to the African-American community and to Oxford in general. (February 8, 2015, Page 2C)

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        Oxford debates placing names on statue

        Columnist Jack Mayfield spends the first week of Black History Month talking about how the town argued over where the names of black fallen soldiers should go on a new monument. Today, all names are listed together on the monument outside of the Lafayette County Courthouse. (February 1, 2015, Page 3C)

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          Black Power or Freedom Now – Meredith’s ‘March Against Fear’

          Historical columnist Jack Mayfield writes this week about the civil rights efforts of first black UM student James Meredith when he started the “March Against Fear,’ in 1966. (January 18, 2015, Page 2C)

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            John McCrady and Oxford on canvas

            Columnist Jack Mayfield introduces us to artist John McCrady who made it part of his life’s work to capture Oxford on canvas. On his noted painting, “Oxford on the Hill,” is hanging inside City Hall. (January 11, 2015, Page 2C)

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              1962 University High School wins conference championships

              Historical columnist Jack Mayfield says good bye to his old friend, Eddie Bonds who was part of the University High  baseball team that went 9-2 in the  spring of 1962. (January 4, 2015, Page 2C)

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                Trenches of Petersburg -Christmas 1864

                Historical columnist Jack Mayfield writes this week about the Mississippi 11th and how they spent Christmas in 1864. (December 21, 2014, Page 2C)

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                  Desolate purgatory of broken dreams

                  Historical columnist Jack Mayfield shares a few other’s thoughts on what Oxford looked like after it was burned during the Civil War and how desperate times had local citizens petitioning to trade with the enemy. (December 14, 2014, Page 2C)

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                    Dec. 7, 1941 — A date which will live in infamy

                    Historical columnist Jack Mayfield writes about the attack of Pearl Harbor and the effects it had on people in Oxford. (December 7, 2014, Page 3C)

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