Mayesville (Marysville)

There was extreme segregation in the early days of the Mill Company. Almost all of the jobs inside the mill were denied to black people. There were some jobs available to black men in outside work and in the warehouses. Black families were also not allowed to live in the Mill Village in Company houses. Starting in 1921, steps were taken to provide houses for the black families that worked for the Mill. A separate community, Marysville, was built, away from the Mill Village, for this purpose. The following story is taken from Volume 1 of the History of Pacolet.  


 
(I had the good fortune to know and work with Mr. Capers Littlejohn that was interviewed for the above article in the late 1950's. We worked for the District 3 schools doing maintenance work. He was a kind and wise man.)
 
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