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 under the title of the Lafayette County Improvement Club. The first elected president was Mrs. Mabel McCune. In 1980, they established the W.R. Redmond Memorial Scholarship Fund for the purpose of educating an African-American doctor to serve the area. The Oxford Development Association sponsored the scholarship later.


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