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2000, October
M.C. Jones, Artist
At this time this is a little known gentleman that resides in the city of Gilliam that has contributed greatly to southern black history by way of his folk art.
This gentleman's name is M.C. Jones (aka 5-cent). The majority of Mr. Jones' art work is sold by the local merchants in their stores to tourist and out of town visitors. There has been an occasion when Mr. Jones was invited to participate with his art work in the annual Red River Rebel festival that is held in Shreveport, Louisiana. Mr. Jones' has been equated with other well known southern folk artist such as the late Ms. Clementine Hunter.

This page is for perpetual written accounts of historical events that have occurred in the city. Anyone who feels they have pertinent information may submit it. This includes all people in or out of Gilliam and could involve any interested adults or children with events or items that are of interest. Items may be submitted for publication on this page where they will remain as part of a historical archive for the city. Items of interest may include noteworthy events, special events of historical importance, information about area growth that pertains to the history of the city, and other pertinent notes. We hope to establish a large data base of information about the history of each city. Historical Societies are encouraged to open their own page on Key to the City for more extensive historical information.

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