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Monday, April 27, 2015

Jack Lamar Mayfield

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)

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)

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)

Scenes of Oxford on the eve of the ‘Grand Conflagration’

Jack Lamar Mayfield writes about more old Oxford homes including the home of William S. Neilson, who opened the still-open Neilson’s Department Store. (July 25, 2014, Page 3B)

Another reason why Oxford was burned in 1864

Historian Jack Mayfield offers another reason why “Whiskey Joe” decided to burn Oxford during the Civil War.

 (June 13, 2014, Page 2B)

Forrest causes trouble for Union forces

Confederate Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s troops made several successful attacks against Union forces in 1984, becoming a thorn in the side of the Yankees. (April 18, 2014, Page 2B)

New Prospect Baptist – the need for a church closer to home

The New Prospect Church was organized in 1910 by 30 residents of the Yocona community. Historian Jack Mayfield writes about the old church in today’s Oxford Living. (March 21, 2014, Page 2B)

Skipwith House — another lost Oxford home

Columnist Jack Mayfield continues his series about lost Oxford homes, with this week featuring the Skipwith house. (March 7, 2014, Page 3B)

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)

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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