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However, even in Mississippi, not all African-Americans were enslaved. This tavern license issued to Amey Johnston, a free woman of color, mother of William Johnston, author of The Barber of Natchez. This item was included in the Scrawl and Order exhibit, http://lib.msstate.edu/exhibits/past/.
legal document; liquor license
Mississippi State University Libraries, Special Collections Department, Manuscripts Division, Todd A. Herring Collection
Mississippi State University
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Todd A. Herring Collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University