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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Jack Mayfield

One mighty pandemonium of woe

History columnist Jack Mayfield continues his series on the fall of the South during the Civil War. (March 29, 2015, Page 2C)

From jeers to cheers: RFK speaks at Ole Miss

Historic columnist Jack Mayfield shares a column he wrote in 2005 about Robert F. Kennedy’s visit to Ole Miss in 1966. (March 15, 2015, Page 3C)

Resolution to the Civil War coming

The Civil War’s end drew near as fighting was concentrated in the an area near Petersburg, Virginia. Historical columnist Jack Mayfield continues writing about the last weeks of the war. (March 8, 2015, Page 2C)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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