International: I Still Live!~

On horseback, on foot, in ox-wagons, some 1,100 people trekked in 1909 to a place called Piney Woods, near Braxton, Miss. Some were "the best white people" from Braxton. Quality folk gave sizable sums; poor farmers a few pennies; one old woman brought two geese. Laurence Clifton Jones. Missouri-born Negro who had been teaching in a small Mississippi school, had come to Piney Woods to found a Negro school. He had already taught a few people under a tree in the open, had finally obtained an old...

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