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Friday, March 6, 2015

Jack Mayfield

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)

Former Gov. John Marshall Tone topic at Books ‘n Lunch

John Marshall Stone, Mississippi’s longest-serving governor and later president of Mississippi A&M, is the subject of a new book by Dr. Ben Earl Kitchens and also the topic at the upcoming Books ‘n Lunch program at the Oxford-Lafayette County Public Library. (November 30, 2014, Page 2C)

‘Northern peace movement was all talk…’

History columnist Jack Mayfield takes us to New York City this week in 1864 when the “Confederate Army of Manhattan,” set fire to several locations, which didn’t do the damage the fire starters had hoped for. (November 23, 2014)

Great anticipation over elections in 1864

President Abraham Lincoln’s second bid for re-election in 1864 caused a lot of concerns among Confederate soldiers who felt the Civil War would continue if Lincoln remained president. (November 9, 2014, Page 3C)

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