Several events are planned in Oxford to honor and celebrate the life of Civil Rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. including a candle light vigil at Second Baptist Church and an afternoon of activities at the Abbeville School. (January 18, 2013, Page 1A)
Four local churches will meet this weekend in the Grove for fellowship and great fun while bridging racial gaps in the church community. (September 7, 2012, Page 5B)
The Tutwiler Quilters’ Cooperative will once again make a stop in Oxford for an exhibit and sale at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Saturday. (November 4, 2011, Page 3A)
They return again this weekend from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall of St. Peter’s. Second Baptist Church, the Sarah Isom Center for Women and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture are all co-sponsoring the event. All the proceeds go to the Tutwiler Quilters’ Cooperative.
The quilters keep 80 percent of the money made from the sales of their crafts. The cooperative was founded in 1988 by Sister Maureen Delany, a Holy Name Sister sent by her order as a community organizer to assist the black Americans in Tutwiler, known to be an economically poor community in the Mississippi Delta. Delany discovered that quilting could be a way of expressing the women’s cultural traditions as well as generating income for the desperately poor families. (October 22, 2010, Page 1A)