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    • Oral History with Mr. F.W. Bishop

    • Oral history.;Mr. F.W. Bishop was born on December 11, 1897, near Shaw, Mississippi. His family farmed in the Skene community before moving to Cleveland, Mississippi, in 1911. Mr. Bishop began his education in a one-room schoolhouse in Skene and...
    • 25 April 1974
    • Oral history with Zella Weathersby

    • Oral history.; Zella McNair Weathersby was born January 1, 1929, in Mt. Olive, Mississippi. Mrs. Weathersby graduated from high school from Depriest (now known as Earl Travillion) in Hattiesburg. She attended Jackson State College and later did...
    • 8 November 1997
    • Oral history with William G. (Bud) Gray

    • Oral history.; William G. (Bud) Gray was born in Beat Five, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, on December 27, 1914. He attended a consolidated school in Crawford, Lowndes County, and high school in Artesia, where he played football. He went to...
    • 19 March 1999
    • Oral history with Captain Viola Brown Sanders

    • Oral history.; Viola Brown Sanders was born in Sidon, Mississippi, on February 21, 1921. After Miss Sanders finished her education, she taught school for two years in Glen Allan, Mississippi. In 1943, Miss Sanders joined the United States Navy...
    • 12 August 1999
    • Oral history with Mr. Amzie Moore; 1977

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on March 29 and April 13, 1977 with Mr. Amzie Moore at his home in Cleveland, Mississippi. Moore was born on September 23, 1911 in rural Mississippi, on the county line of Carroll and Grenada Counties. In...
    • 1977 March 29; 1977 April 13
    • Oral history with Mr. Amzie Moore, Black civil rights worker

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on March 29 and April 13, 1977 with Mr. Amzie Moore at his home in Cleveland, Mississippi. Moore was born on September 23, 1911 in rural Mississippi, on the county line of Carroll and Grenada Counties. In...
    • 1977 March 29 (1st interview); 1977 April 13 (2nd interview)
    • Oral history with Mr. C.B. Newman

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on June 18, 1992 and March 9, 1993 with Mr. C.B. "Buddie" Newman at his home in Valley Park, Mississippi. Newman was born on May 8, 1921 in Valley Park, Mississippi. In 1942, he left his job with the Southern...
    • 1992 June 18 (1st interview); 1993 March 9 (2nd interview)
    • Oral history with Robert Gavagnie

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on June 12, 2007 and February 20, 2008 with Robert Gavagnie. A descendent of some of the first settlers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Mr. Gavagnie discusses his experiences as Chief of the Bay St. Louis...
    • 2007; 2008
    • Oral history with Mr. Thomas Knight, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on February 7 and 21, 1992 with Mr. Thomas Knight Sr. at the University of Southern Mississippi. Knight was born on July 9, 1920 near Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In 1941, he began working at the Reliance...
    • 1992 February 7 (1st interview); 1992 February 21 (2nd interview)
    • Oral history with Mr. Richard Boyd and Mrs. Earline Boyd

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on August 29, 1991 with Mr. Richard Boyd and on September 29, 1992 with Mrs. Earline Boyd. Mr. Boyd was born on July 21, 1916 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He graduated from Eureka High School in 1935. ...
    • 1991 August 29 (1st interview); 1992 September 29 (2nd interview)
    • Oral history with Mr. Joe Reyer, native Mississippian

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on August 23 and October 30, 1974 with Mr. Joe Reyer at his home in Poplarville, Mississippi. Reyer was born in 1893 in Pearl River County, Mississippi. He attended an agricultural high school, now Pearl...
    • 1974 August 23 (1st interview); 1974 October 30 (2nd interview)
    • Oral history with Peter H. Stewart

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on August 20, 1997 and August 28, 1997 with Peter H. Stewart (born 1934). He began teaching school in Edwards, Mississippi, in the fall of 1961. In August 1969, he worked for Friends of Children, a Head Start...
    • 1997 August 20 (1st interview); 1997 August 28 (2nd interview)
    • Oral history with Mr. E. Hammond Smith

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on April 8 and 13, 1982 with Mr. E. Hammond Smith at his home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Smith was born on December 17, 1894 in Bladen Springs, Alabama. His family moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi and...
    • 1982 April 8 (1st interview); 1982 April 13 (2nd interview)
    • Oral history with Constance D. Baker

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on April 3, 1995 and June 8, 1995 with Constance Baker (born 1912). Mrs. Baker has spent her life working for civil rights and in teaching. She was involved in the Head Start program from its inception and...
    • 1995 April 3 (1st interview); 1995 June 8 (2nd interview)
    • Oral history with Fannie Lou Hamer; 1972-1973

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on April 14, 1972 and January 25, 1973 with Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977). Hamer was a leading figure in the MFDP. She is best known for her 1964 national television...
    • 1972 April 14; 1973 January 25

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