"the section known as Nigger Hollow"

Each town had its own black enclaves which lay on the outskirts, separated from the central white sphere. These were crowded with crude, weather-beaten shacks and were typically known by such epithets as 'Nigger Hollow', 'Niggertown Marsh', or similar variants. Oxford, Mississippi had two such places: The Hollow and Freedman Town. The former was located along the present day University Avenue.

The coloured section on the map indicates The Hollow
Public DomainThe coloured section on the map indicates The Hollow - Credit: Google maps