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The Burns-Belfry Story

Burns Methodist Episcopal Church was organized by freed African Americans who settled in the area known as “Freedmen Town” after the Civil War. The current church building was erected in 1910 and played a major role in the lives of many African Americans until 1974, when the Burns congregation moved to its new location.

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AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC: LOOKING BACK

Centuries of music prepared and performed by Ricky Burkhead, Effie Burt, and Damein Wash.

Visit this page to view images from the 2014 performance at the Burns-Belfry.

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By Darlene Copp
October 2013
News

Burns-Belfry’s Two-Stage Exhibit

Burkhead & Friends Perform at Burns-Belfry

Ricky Burkhead and Damein Wash

Oxford’s first Fringe Festival brought percussionist Ricky Burkhead to the Burns-Belfry Museum on Friday afternoon, August 1, 2014.

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View the Burns-Belfry Museum Dedication Video

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Oxford Middle School Students Learn African American History

OMS visit march 2014

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To plan a school outing, contact Darlene Copp at 513-9957 or via email dpcopp@hotmail.com.

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