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The slave community in Lafayette County

Historical columnist Jack Mayfield ends his month-long Black History Month series by focusing on the living conditions of slaves in Lafayette County. (February 28, 2014, Page 4B)

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    An accumulating investment — Good masters don’t seperate families

    Historian columnist Jack Mayfield continues his series on Lafayette County’s slavery past for Black History Month. (February 21, 2014, Page 3B)

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      The second Middle Passage of the American slave

      History columnist Jack Lamar Mayfield continues his series on the history of African-Americans in Lafayette County with the story of Thomas Taylor, who was born into slavery in 1853. He was the grandfather of Oxford Alderman Preston Taylor. (February 14, 2014, Page 2B)

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        Celebrate Black History Month with a visit to the Burns-Belfry

        Black History month is a great time to visit the newly opened Burns-Belfry Museum. Historical columnist Jack Mayfield writes this week about George Washington Fox, one of Lafayette County’s first black landowners. (February 7, 2014, Page 2B)

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          Former slave comments on the first Yankee in Oxford

          A former slave’s speech is featured in Jack Mayfield’s history column in Oxford Living this week. Read the fascinating words of Jim Neilson from his July 4, 1867 speech. (May 17, 2013, Page 2B)

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            Col. L.Q.C. Lamar and his Confederate commission to Europe

            Historian and columnist Jack Mayfield writes this week about Lamar’s time in the Civil War and his following appointment as a diplomat overseas. (January 18, 2013, Page 2B)

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              Shaking the leaves of the family tree

              Local columnist Deidra Jackson explores her thoughts about digging in her family background and exploring her family tree. (September 13, 2012, Page 4)

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                Some local landowners worked to improve the lives of slaves

                Columnist and historian Jack Lamar Mayfield tells us about slave owners who tried to better the lives of their slaves — by teaching them to read and write or offering them jobs after the war ended. (February 24, 2012, Page 3B)

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                  Pattyrollers roam the county looking for runaways

                  Columnist and local historian Jack Mayfield continues his series on slavery during the Civil War as part of Black History Month. (February 10, 2012, Page 2B)

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                    A Wretch Like Me

                    John Newton made one of life’s biggest turnarounds, going from being a man involved with slavery to becoming a minister and composer of hymns. Local columnist Jimmy Reed takes a look at Newton’s life and some of his works. (February 7, 2012, Page 4)

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