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    • Oral history with Mr. Fred Clark, Sr.; 1994

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 10, 1994 with Fred Clark Sr. (born 1943). Mr. Clark grew up in the segregated society of Jackson, Mississippi. He was educated in Jackson, attending Smith Robertson Elementary School, Rowan Junior High,...
    • Oral history with James L. Robertson; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted March 1, April 5, June 6, and June 9, 2003. James Lawton Robertson was born in Greenwood, Mississippi in July of 1940. He attended the University of Mississippi where he earned his bachelor's degree in history. ...
    • Oral history with Kai Drobish

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 18, 2006 with Kai Drobish, a ceramicist and resident of Bay St. Louis. Mr. Drobish discusses his experiences during and after Hurricane Katrina.
    • Oral history with Ms. Winson Hudson

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 31, 1995 with long-time civil rights activist Ms. Winson Hudson. In 1956 her community challenged the enforcement of the "separate but equal" provision of Brown v. Board of Education. When local banks...
    • Oral history with Mr. P.A. Tims, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 7, 1976 with Mr. P.A. Tims of Poplarville, Mississippi. Tims was born on October 20, 1890 in Ethel, Mississippi. In 1912, he enrolled in the first class to convene on the campus of the newly established...
    • Oral history with Marjorie Brandon; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted March 27, 2002 in Claiborne County. Marjorie Williams Brandon was born June 8, 1931 in Russum, Mississippi. She attended Alcorn University and obtained a B.A. degree. Brandon has held a variety of jobs,...
    • Oral history with John Hairston

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on September 4, 2008 with John Hairston, Chief Executive Officer of Hancock Bank, Gulfport, Mississippi. Mr. Hairston discusses his family history, experience during Hurrican Katrina, and the economic impact...
    • Oral history with Ezekiel Rankin; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 28, 2002 at the Rankin home in Claiborne County, Mississippi. He discusses growing up, military service in World War II, education, and employment at Alcorn State University.
    • Oral history with Nancy Rie Barland; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Nancy Rie Barland in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Nancy Rie Disharoon Barland was born July 22, 1922 at Bowling Green Plantation, about eight miles east of Port Gibson, Mississippi. Her parents were Florine Levy...
    • Oral history with Rosie Lee Hedrick; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted June 14, 2002 in Port Gibson, Mississippi at the Hedrick home. Rosie Lee Hedrick was born November 7, 1913 in Port Gibson, Mississippi, to Tom Nash Jr. and Georgia Sawyer. She attended Spring Hill School until...
    • Oral history with John Daniel Wesley; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview with John Daniel Wesley conducted on October 16, 1999. John Daniel Wesley was born in Lincoln County, Mississippi in 1926. He grew up on the farm his father leased and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1945. After returning...
    • Oral history with Gaynette C.F. Pugh; 2003

    • A collection of interviews with African-Americans of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, circa twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, who knew Colonel John Robinson, an African-American pilot who was tapped by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Sellassie in the...
    • Oral history with Bert Fells

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 25, 1976 with Bert Fells, a Hattiesburg native. Mr. Fells served in the Air Force from 1966 to 1969, including a tour in Vietnam. In 1972, he returned to Mississippi to live and became director of...
    • Oral history with Jesse Boyce Holleman

    • Oral history.; Three interviews conducted on August 8 and 10, 1976 and October 19, 1976 with Jesse Boyce Holleman (born 1924). He served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1947 until 1953. At that time, he became district attorney for...
    • Oral history with Dorothea Allsup

    • Oral history.; Dorothea Allsup was born on February 4, 1916. Her family resided in Nebraska, but they moved to Epes, Alabama and then Macon, Mississippi, when she was seventeen. While Mrs. Allsup attended high school in Macon she met her future...
    • Oral history with Mrs. Sarah Harris Ruffin

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Sarah Harris Ruffin was born on April 15, 1914. Her parents came to Hattiesburg in the early 1900s. When young, Mrs. Ruffin did domestic and warehouse work. In 1949, she began working at the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital as a nurse's...
    • Oral history with Honorable Unita Blackwell

    • Interviews conducted on 04-21-1977 and 05-12-1977 with Unita Blackwell (born 1933). Ms. Blackwell was a field worker for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1964 and also served that year as a delegate of the Mississippi Freedom...
    • Oral history with Mr. Balfour William Ruff

    • Oral history.; Mr. Balfour William Ruff Sr. was born March 31, 1923, in Jackson, Mississippi. He moved to Tupelo at a young age and attended its public schools. For many years he operated the Ruff Dairy Farm, the first in the Tupelo area to...


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