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Newspapers (3)

"...We didn't exist in the other papers. We were neither born, we didn't get married, we didn't die, we didn't fight in any wars, we never participated in anything of a scientific achievement. We were truly invisible unless we committed a crime. And in the BLACK PRESS, the negro press, we did get married. They showed us our babies when born. They showed us graduating. They showed our PhDs." 
 
Vernon Jarrett (The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords)
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The Chicago Defender (National Edition); Sep 30, 1933
STARKVILLE
By EUGENE HAWKINS
…Eugene Hawkins and his orchestra played for the dance at Sand Creek Friday night. George Evans and his orchestra played the opening dance at Wilson cafĂ©.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); May 23, 1935
WEST POINT, MISS.
By FRANK GERDINE
…Mrs. York Powers, Jr. , of Sand Creek, was in the city Saturday.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); Jun 23, 1956
STARKVILLE
By FANNIE MOORE
...Mr. B.L. Robinson, Rev. and Mrs. E. M. Wicks left Thursday for Los Angeles to attend the National B[aptist].T.U. and sunday school congress. Mrs. N.F. Bell and Mose Petty of the Ebenezer and Sand Creek Community accompanied the group.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); Mar 16, 1957
STARKVILLE
By MRS. FANNIE MOORE
…Mrs. Georgia Smith, resident of Sand Creek community passed February 14. The funeral was held at John M[issionary]. B[aptist]. church, Rev. T. L. Johnson, officiating. Mrs. Smith was the sister of Rev. O. J. Turner and Mr. Albert Sykes.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); Jun 15, 1957
STARKVILLE
By MRS. FANNIE MOORE
…Mrs. Tallulah Spencer of the Sand Creek Community died recently. She was the step-mother of Mrs. W[deleted] Daily.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); Aug 31, 1957
STARKVILLE
By MRS. FANNIE MOORE
Mr. Howard Smith, a life long resident of Starkville and Oktibbeha county died in East Chicago, Ind., where he and Mrs. Smith were visiting with their children. The remains were brought home and funeral was held at John M. B. church. Rev. O.D. Bryan[t], pastor, officiated. Interment in Boyd’s cemetery.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); Aug 31, 1957
STARKVILLE
By FANNIE MOORE
Mrs. A[deleted] James of Cleveland, Ohio, and little son spent a few weeks visiting their grandmother and great grandmother, Mrs. Sallie Cannon, of the Sand Creek Community.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); Dec 21, 1957
STARKVILLE
…Mr. Home Hampton [sic] of the Sand Creek Community died Monday, December 3. Funeral arrangement are incomplete at this writing. He was the husband of Mrs. Ella Ware Hampton

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); Jan 25, 1958
STARKVILLE
By FANNIE MOORE
Mrs. Susanna Thompson Eddins, resident of Oktibbeha County died last Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dessie Gillespie, and was funeralized John M B Church Sunday, Jan. 12. With the pastor, O.D. Bryant, officiating.


The Chicago Defender (National Edition); Jun 7, 1958
STARKVILLE
By Moore, Fannie
...Mrs L[deleted] Boone of Baltimore, Md., spent Mother's Day with her mother, Sallie Cannon, of the Sand Creek community.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); Jul 5, 1958
STARKVILLE
By MRS. FANNIE MOORE
…Miss C[deleted] Cannon and Mr. J[deleted] Bardwell were quietly married recently. Miss Cannon is the daughter of Mrs. M[deleted] Cannon of the Sand Creek Community

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); May 21, 1960
STARKVILLE
…Mrs. Mary Francis Drake of St. Louis, Mo., was home to visit her parents Mr. and Mrs. Will Hudson of the Sand Creek community.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); Sep 24, 1960
STARKVILLE
By MRS. FANNIE MOORE
Mrs. R[deleted] Blair of Chicago, Illinois, spent last week in the homes of her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. S[deleted] Jackson on Apple Street and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Childs in the Sand Creek community

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); Nov 26, 1960
STARKVILLE
By FANNIE MOORE
…Mr. Will Abram of the Sand Creek community spent three weeks in Philadelphia and New York visiting his children. On his return he accompanied Mr. Adolphus Vick and his son, “B[deleted]” Vicks on a motor trip to Los Angeles, California, where they remained for three days visiting relatives and friends.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); Feb 18, 1961
STARKVILLE
By FANNIE MOORE
...Mrs. Patsy Howard died suddenly Saturday, January 28 , in her home on Henderson Street. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Sand Creek Baptist Church in the Rock Hill Community. Burial in the Rock Hill Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Mr. Hunter Howard: two brothers, one sister, and a host of other relatives and friends.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); Feb 25, 1961
STARKVILLE
By FANNIE MOORE
…Delores Moran, age 11, died suddenly last Monday after an attack of illness in her classroom. She was rushed to Felix Long’s Memorial hospital where death occurred after ten minutes. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gaines Moran. Mrs. Moran was the former Clara Boyd of the Sand Creek community. The funeral was held at Griffin Chapel Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock with the pastor, Rev. W. G. Prueitt, officiating.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); Apr 28, 1961
STARKVILLE
By FANNIE MOORE
…Mr. Will Hudson, life long resident of Sand Creek Community and Oktibbeha died April 4th after a long illness. He was the husband of Mrs. Cora Hudson and the father of Mrs. Mary Francis Drake of St. Louis, Mo., also a granddaughter, Mrs. J[deleted] Smith, of St. Louis, Mo.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); May 13, 1961
STARKVILLE
By FANNIE MOORE
Mrs. Sallie Cannon, life long resident of Starkville died Thursday, May 4, after a long illness in her home in the Sand Creek community

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); June 17, 1961
STARKVILLE
By FANNIE MOORE
Mr. George W. Boyd, life long resident of Sand Creek community, died suddenly at his home Sunday, June 4, at the age of 81. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Rebecca Boyd, and several children and grandchildren.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); May 19, 1962
STARKVILLE
By LEANDY MOORE
…Rudard Loas Smith of the Sand Creek community died last Sunday after a brief illness. He was employed by Oktibbeha county as a school bus driver. The funeral will be held at First John Baptist Sunday afternoon with the pastor officiating.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); Mar 30, 1963
STARKVILLE
By LEANDY MOORE
…Mrs. Ann Cannon Evans, mother of Mrs. E[deleted] Hamilton and Mrs. T[deleted] Chiles, died in the home of her daughter, E[deleted] Hamilton in the Sand Creek community, after a long illness. The funeral was held at Sixteen Section M.B. Church with the pastor, Rev. J.D. Johnson, officiating.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); Apr 6, 1963
STARKVILLE
By LEANDY MOORE
Mrs. S[deleted] Archie and Mrs. D[deleted] Jones of Chicago were called home last week to attend the funeral of their grandmother, Mrs. Ann C. Evans, of the Sand Creek community.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); May 25, 1963
STARKVILLE
By LEANDY MOORE
…Mr. Titus Moore died in his home after a long illness. The funeral was held at Sand Creek M.B. Church, with burial in Boyd Cemetery. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. L[deleted] Mardis, of Hammond, Ind., one son, Mr. J[deleted] Moore, of Hammond, Ind. His wife, Mrs. Rosa Moore preceeded [sic] him in death five months ago.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); Jun 8, 1963
STARKVILLE
By LEANDY MOORE
…Mr. Cleveland Kennard of the Sand Creek community died after a long illiness. The funeral was held with burial in the Boyd Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Kennard; two sons and two daughters.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); May 2, 1964
STARKVILLE
By LEANDY MOORE
…The Rev. O.D. Bryant, pastor of the First John M.B. Church of the Sand Creek community was the guest speaker during the Revival at the Second Baptist Church, April 20-24, Rev. J.H. Robinson, pastor.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); Jun 20, 1964
STARKVILLE
By LEANDY MOORE
…Mr. Sam Eckford Cannon died last week in Baltimore where he made his home. He was the son of Mrs. M[deleted] Cannon and the late Mr. Gussie Cannon of the Sand Creek community.
The body was brought back to Starkville, his former home. The funeral was held Sunday at Sixteen Section Baptist Church, with the Rev. O. J. Turner officiating.

The Chicago Defender (National Edition); Sep 19, 1964
STARKVILLE
By LEANDY MOORE
…Lemon Taylor of the Sand Creek community died in his home Friday night, Sept. 4, after a brief illness. He was the father of Mrs. A[deleted] Ware and D[deleted] Taylor of Starkville.

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