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    • Oral history with Mr. Ulysses Sims

    • Oral history.; Mr. Ulysses Sims was born on May 31, 1918, in Mendenhall, Mississippi and after his parents died was raised by his grandparents. In 1936, he entered the Piney Woods School of Mississippi, working to pay his own way through school....
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    • Oral history with Dr. Forest Kent Wyatt

    • Oral history.; Dr. Forest Kent Wyatt was born on May 27, 1934, in Berea, Kentucky. He graduated from Delta State College (now Delta State University) with a double degree in mathematics and health, physical education, and recreation. He then began...
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    • Oral history with Jason York

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on November 20, 1998 with Jason York, marketing manager for Silver Star Resort and Casino. Born in Philadelphia, Mississippi, York describes his experience of Choctaw culture in the context of American society.
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    • Oral history with Kenneth York

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on October 21, 1998 with Kenneth York (born 1948) in Neshoba County, Mississippi. York is an educator and advocate for Choctaw cultural heritage.
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    • Oral history with Rich Westfall

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on September 19, 2007 with Rich Westfall, Director of Community Development at Isle of Capri Casino in Biloxi, who describes Hurricane Katrina's devastating impact on the casino, the region, and the positive...
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    • Oral history with Mayor E.S. Bishop, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on February 27, 1991 in the city hall of Corinth, Mississippi with Mayor Edward S. Bishop, Sr. Bishop was born in Starkville, Mississippi on December 11, 1907. In 1926, he completed high school at Jackson...
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    • Oral history with Carrolyn Reeves Hamilton

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 5, 2008 with Carrolyn Reeves Hamilton, Superintendent of Schools, Long Beach, Mississippi. Ms. Hamilton discusses her experience during and after Hurricane Katrina as well as the impact on Long Beach...
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    • 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...
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    • Oral history with Phillip West

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 18, 1980 with Phillip West (born 1946). He has served as president of the NAACP of Adams County and as second vice-president for the state.
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    • Oral history with Mr. Kenneth O. Williams

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 13, 1993 with Mr. Kenneth O. Williams at the new state capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi. Williams was born on January 18, 1924 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He received a BA in political science...
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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 Dr. Peter Orris

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on 1995 November 21 with Dr. Peter Orris (born 1945). Dr. Orris participated in his first civil rights demonstration when he was only eleven. In 1964, he was recruited to participate in the Summer Project in...
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    • Finding aid for the Colmer (William M.) Papers.

    • Materials in this collection were donated by William M. Colmer: First accession-1970. Additional information online at: http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/archives/m024.htm
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    • Oral history with Mr. James Cohen.

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on February 2, 1976 with James Cohen (born 1920). Since 1953, Mr. Cohen has been active in several civic associations in Hattiesburg and provides insight into the city's race relations and politics from the 1950s...
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