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    • Oral History with LaMont Martin; 2003

    • Oral history.; LaMont Martin was born in Mobile and moved to Gulfport after his mother's death. After graduating high school, Martin entered the Army and after training, served in England and Germany. Upon returning to Mississippi he completed...
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    • Oral History with John Dawson; 2003

    • Oral history.; Born on December 8, 1923, in Lumberton, Mississippi, Mr. John Dawson was one of the children of Mr. David and Mrs. Hattie Johnson Dawson. John Dawson moved with his family to the Soria City community in Gulfport, Mississippi at the...
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    • Oral history with William Joel Blass; 2002

    • Oral history.; Born in Clinton, Mississippi in 1917, both of William Joel Blass' parents were teachers and his father was also a Baptist minister. Blass attended East Mississippi Junior College and Pearl River Junior College. He earned his AB and...
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    • Oral History with John Dean; 2003

    • Oral history.; John D. Dean was born in 1916, in Bond, Mississippi. His family moved to Gulfport during the Depression. At the age of sixteen, Mr. Dean began working for $1 a day cutting paper wood to help support his family. After the bombing of...
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    • Oral history with Jack Pace; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Jack Pace. Jack Alfred Pace was born in Conehatta, Mississippi, in Newton County in March 1917. After graduating from Philadelphia High School, Pace went to Decatur, East Central Junior College on a football...
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    • Oral History with Walter Walker; 2002

    • Oral history.; Born in Louisiana in 1924 Walter Walker worked in construction, farming, in seafood factories, and on the railroad. In 1933 he moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Later Mr. Walker worked as a home builder, and in the kitchen and...
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    • Oral history with Rev. Joseph W. Pilate; 2003

    • Oral history; Interview conducted on February 6, 2003. Born on February 9, 1923, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Reverend Joseph W. Pilate is the son of Mr. Arthur Pilate and Mrs. Judie Nichols Pilate. He attended school in Vicksburg, where he played...
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    • Oral History with Harry Tartt; 2002

    • Oral history.; Harry Tartt attended Mobile County Training School in Plateau, Alabama, and New Orleans University (now Dillard University) in New Orleans, Louisiana, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1933. From 1934 through 1937, Reverend...
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    • Oral history with Honorable George M. Yarbrough

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on February 21, 1980 with the Honorable George M. Yarbrough at his home. Yarbrough was born on August 15, 1916 at Red Banks, Mississippi. Yarbrough served in the U.S. Army during World War II, achieving the rank...
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    • Oral History with  C. R. Cadenhead; 2003

    • Oral history.; C.R. (Bobby) Cadenhead was born in 1923 in Greenville, Mississippi. After graduating from Greenville High School in 1942, he attended Mississippi State University. He joined the United States Air Force in 1944 and served in Europe....
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    • Oral history with John C. ""Clark"" Griffith

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 25, 2007 with Lieutenant General John C. ""Clark"" Griffith. General Griffith describes his experiences during and after Hurricane Katrina, as well as his involvement in commissions planning for the...
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    • Oral history with Hattie Broadus; 2003

    • Oral history.; Hattie Rogers Broadus was born in 1907. She finished eighth grade in Perkinston, Mississippi. As a teenager, Broadus began domestic work for hire. She moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast where she married Maxie M. Broadus in 1932 in...
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    • Oral History with Henry Lyons; 2003

    • Oral history.; Henry Lyons graduated from Randolph High School in Pass Christian, Mississippi. He served in the Army during World War II in Morocco, Italy and France. Upon returning to Mississippi he worked in numerous positions including at...
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    • Oral history with Charles McGee; 2009

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 16, 2009 in Jackson, Mississippi. McGee was born December 7, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio. McGee served during World War II in the US Army Air Corps. He discusses his training at Tuskegee, Alabama, where he...
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    • Oral history with Tommy Moffett; 1999

    • Oral history.; Tommy Moffett was born March 2, 1950, in Taylorsville, Mississippi. After graduating from high school, he worked at Keesler Air Force Base for four years, then joined the Biloxi Police Department. He graduated from the FBI Academy...
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    • Oral history with Mr. William Joel Blass

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 26, 1977 with William Joel Blass (born 1917). As a lawyer in 1952, he successfully prosecuted the Boyce Holleman case by proving that voter fraud had kept Holleman from winning. Beginning in 1953, he...
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    • Oral history with George Bass

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 19, 2009 with George Bass, Chief of Long Beach Fire Department. He talks about losing his home and his other experiences in Long Beach during and after Hurricane Katrina.
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