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    • Oral history with George Jackson, Sr.; 2009

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on April 7, 2009 with George Jackson Sr. George Jackson, Sr. is from Jackson, Mississippi. He became a singer at a young age and sang to pay his way through college and a master's degree in education from Jackson...
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    • Oral history with E.S. Bishop, Sr.; 1991

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted February 27, 1991 with E.S. Bishop, Sr. in Corinth, Mississippi. Edward S. Bishop Sr. was born in Starkville, Mississippi, on December 11, 1907. He received a B.A. degree from Jackson College in 1930 and was...
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    • Oral history with Clyde Cade; 2000

    • Oral history.; Clyde Cade was born in 1897 to Charlie and Laura Cade in Possumneck, Mississippi. He recalls experiences from his early life that include receiving electricity for the first time at the age of 9, raising food on his family's farm,...
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    • Oral history with Nancy Comfort Heilbronner; 2003

    • Oral history.; Nancy Comfort Heilbronner was born on April 20, 1920 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Heilbronner attended the University of Mississippi and graduated with a teaching degree in 1942. She went on to earm a degree in library science from the...
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    • Oral history with Katherine Carr Esters; 2001

    • Oral history.;Katherine Carr Esters was born on April 9, 1928 in rural Attala County, Mississippi. Esters grew up with racial segregation and attended school at Mary Holmes Seminary High School during the Jim Crow era. In one incident in 1946,...
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    • Oral history with Annie Maude Cummins; 2001

    • Oral history.; Annie Maude Cummins was born in 1908 in Possumneck, Mississippi. Her early years were spent on her family's 120-acre farm where they raised their own food and grew cotton, corn, and peas. As a young girl, the typical day included...
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    • Oral history with William R. “Bill” Ford; 2003

    • Oral history.; William R. "Bill" Ford was born on June 18, 1916 in Taylorsville, Mississippi. He graduated high school in 1934 and went on to study at Millsaps College in Jackson. After graduating Ford began teaching Latin, history and government...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Ralph Noonkester; 2006

    • Oral history.;Dr. J. Ralph Noonkester was born on June 10, 1924 in Flatridge, Virginia. In 1944, he received his BA in English and Sociology from the University of Richmond. He went on to compete ThM and PhD degrees at the Southern Baptist...
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    • Oral history with Willie M. Blaine; 2003

    • Oral history.; William M. Blaine was born in Ethel, Mississippi. His ancestors moved to Attala County in the 1840s, settling in the Bear Creek Community. Blaine joined the U.S Air Force in 1953 and served for 22 years. He completed electronics...
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    • Oral history with Annis Guess Dickerson; 2002

    • Oral history.; Annis Guess Dickerson was born and raised in the Possumneck community of Attala County. She speaks about her family heritage, property, and the settling of Possumneck. The early part of the interview focuses on her Grandfather,...
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    • Oral history with Mary Van Ford; 2003

    • Oral history.; Mary Van Ford was born in January, 1924 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. As a young girl, she attended Attala County Training school while working for a local family. Ford started work at the age of 12, both before and after school. She...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Douglas Colston; 2003

    • Oral history.; Douglas Colston was born on September 14, 1926 to Ada and Lee Colston in Kosciusko, Mississippi. During his freshman year at Mississippi State University, Colston was drafted for the Second World War and he joined in January, 1945....
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    • Oral history with Howard Cole; 2007

    • Oral history.; Howard Cole discusses his Mississippi roots in the early nineteenth century, his childhood, including his interactions in North Mississippi with Native Americans, the Neshoba County Fair, the Great Depression, and military service...
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    • Oral history with Ron Carver; 2001

    • Oral history.; Ron Carver was born in 1946 in Boston and was in high school when he became aware of the struggle for civil rights going on in Mississippi. After graduation, he decided to get involved and he volunteered as an assistant to Julian...
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    • Oral history with Eddie Carthan; 1979

    • Oral history.; Eddie Carthan taught school at Durant Attendance Center and at Saints College in Lexington, Mississippi, and has owned and operated several businesses in Tchula, Mississippi. He also worked for the United States Department of...
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    • Oral history with Charles W. Capps, Jr.; 2009

    • Oral history.; Charles Wilson Capps, Jr. was born in 1925 in Merigold, Mississippi and moved to Cleveland, Mississippi where he grew up. He enlisted in the Army and served during World War II, then was elected sherriff in 1964. He then was elected...
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    • Oral history with David Caldwell; 2003

    • Oral history.; David Caldwell was born in Lavaca, Arkansas where he stayed and worked on his uncle's farm, and attended segregated schools. He dropped out of school and worked in a number of jobs, including for a furrier. Caldwell joined the...
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    • Oral history with Jean Chamberlain; 2001

    • Oral history.; Jean Chamberlain is an African-American who grew up in rural North Mississippi in the 1950s and 1960s. She experienced school consolidation in the public schools, and then she attended Tougaloo, a predominantly black college. In...
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    • Oral history with Eyvonne Ellis; 1999

    • Oral history.; Eyvonne Ellis is a native of Biloxi who, (at the time of this interview) has run her own successful business in Biloxi, Mississippi for twenty-six years. She has been active in public service including the Community Development...
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