Campbell, Will

Born in Amite County, Mississippi in 1924, Will Campbell became an ordained minister at age 17 before attending Louisiana College. […]

Churches of Lafayette County

Churches played a part in the Civil Rights Movement, such as Second Missionary Baptist Church and Burns Methodist Church in […]


The area of Oxford between North 7th Street and 5th Street extending south from Price to Jackson Avenue was originally […]

Integration of Ole Miss

(September 30-October 1, 1962) Lafayette County is the home of the University of Mississippi in Oxford. With buzz growing around […]

LECTURE: Dr. John Hope Franklin, 2007 Civil Rights Education Summit keynote address

Date of Event: June 27, 2007 Location: University of Mississippi Dr. John Hope Franklin served as chairman for the advisory […]

LECTURE: Dr. John Hope Franklin, President Clinton’s Initiative on Race

Date of Event: March 11, 1998 Location: University of Mississippi Dr. John Hope Franklin served as chairman for the advisory […]

LECTURE: Dr. Stanley Hauerwas, Will D. Campbell Lecture on Faith and Social Justice

Date of Event: November 27, 2006 Location: University of Mississippi Dr. Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics […]

LECTURE: Open Doors: Forty Years of Opportunity

Date of Event: October 01, 2002 Location: University of Mississippi Open Doors recognized the 40th anniversary of Dr. James Meredith […]

LECTURE: Rev. James Lawson, The International Conference on Race keynote address

Date of Event: October 31, 2003 Location: University of Mississippi Rev. James Lawson was an important activist in the early […]

LECTURE: Rita Bender, “The Legacy of Slavery” and awards to C.C. Bryant & the Philadelphia Coalition

Date of Event: October 25, 2005 Location: University of Mississippi Rita Bender is currently a lawyer in Seattle, Washington. She […]

Lafayette County Data Dashboard

Demographic data that helps add context to many historical events.

Marshall, Susie

Susie Marshall served over forty-one years from 1937 to 1978 as an educator in Oxford and Lafayette County. She was […]

NAACP of Lafayette County

Nathan Hodges, Jr. and others founded the Oxford-Lafayette County branch of the NAACP in 1952 at Second Baptist Church originally […]

Political Parties of Lafayette

Black Democrats during the Reconstruction period in Lafayette County included Joseph Taylor, Jim Nelson, Jack Carter, William Frierson, and Newton […]

Protest for Black Studies Curriculum

(2/25/1970) Eighty students and a black professor demonstrated for the establishment of a Black Studies program on February 25, 1970. […]

Redmond Jr., W.R.

The Reverend W.R. Redmond, Jr., served as pastor of the Burns United Methodist Church. In 1945, he organized the Oxford […]

School Desegregation in Lafayette County

From the 1950s through the 1970s, many things changed for African-Americans on both the national and local level. In Oxford, […]

Sturdivant, Syria Hayes

Syria Sturdivant Hayes is a prominent attorney in Meridian, MS. While attending the University of Mississippi School of Law, she […]

William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation

In 1997, then-President Bill Clinton inaugurated an unprecedented national conversation on race. “One America: The President’s Initiative on Race” marked […]