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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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    UM History class partners with the Burns Belfry

    A University of Mississippi history class is partnering with the Burns Belfry committee to bring light to Lafayette County’s black history. (February 8, 2013, Page 2B)

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      Whitewashing American history hurtful to all

      Do you remember the epic TV presentation “Roots” from the late-1970s? Perhaps you’ve seen it since and felt its impact. Local columnist Deidra Jackson recalls when she saw the series and wonders about how we don’t seem to have many insightful, educational and entertaining things like that to teach history to the youth of today. With political correctness and other factors, she wonders if we’re not whitewashing our history, which does no one any real good. (March 3, 2011, Page 4)

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