Political Parties of Lafayette

Black Democrats during the Reconstruction period in Lafayette County included Joseph Taylor, Jim Nelson, Jack Carter, William Frierson, and Newton Chilton. These followed the traditional Democratic Southern Party. Republicans included Tobe Humphries, Bob Stockard, and Alexander Phillips. Phillips was a schoolteacher and preacher who came to the country after the Civil War. The Republicans were associated with the Freedman’s Bureau, the Loyal League, and a garrison of federal soldiers to keep the peace.

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“We Cannot Walk Alone Exhibition” Olemiss.edu. 15 November 2006
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Nelms, Chuck. “Thoughts and Recollections of Ole Miss Fall of 1962.” Feb 4 1991. Jun 2006 <http://www.llf.lib.ms.us/winnebago/LLF/Oral%20Histories/NELMS2.htm>.

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Sobotka, C. John Jr. A History of Lafayette County, Mississippi. Oxford, MS: Rebel Press, 1976.