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    • Oral history with Rev. Lee J. Adams, Jr.

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 6, 2008 with Rev. Lee J. Adams, Jr., a pastor at Little Rock Baptist Church in Gulfport, MS. Mr. Adams discusses the role of the church in recovering from Hurricane Katrina.
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    • Oral history with Mr. Eric Eugene Dickey

    • Oral history.; Mr. Eric Eugene Dickey was born May 7, 1966, in Biloxi, Mississippi, where his grandparents and Head Start exerted positive influences in his early life. In elementary school band, Mr. Dickey began playing trumpet, and later...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Ken Fairly

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 7, 1993 with Ken Fairly, a Mississippi law enforcement officer and journalist. Fairly was born on February 18, 1928 in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Now retired, he had two careers: one as a journalist and...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Palmer E. Foster

    • Oral history.; Mr. Palmer E. Foster was born in Jackson, Tennessee, and moved with his family to Ripley, Mississippi. After his high school graduation, he spent four years in the Army during World War II. Then he entered Rust College and in 1949...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Velvelyn Foster

    • Oral history.; Foster discusses the Mississippi Humanities Council, the teaching of African-American history in Mississippi schools, grant writing and funding, and race relations in Mississippi.
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    • Oral history with Joe Martin

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on November 1, 1995 with Joe Martin (born 1943). Mr. Martin became inspired by Medgar Evers after hearing him in elementary school. Martin and his Burgland High football friends formed an NAACP youth group. Mr....
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    • Oral history with Miss Oseola McCarty

    • Oral history.; Miss Oseola McCarty was born on March 7, 1908, in Wayne County, Mississippi. McCarty attended Eureka Elementary School until the sixth grade when she dropped out to care for an aunt who was ill. While still in school, McCarty began...
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    • 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...
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    • 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...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Ruth Story

    • Oral history; Mrs. Ruth Evans Story was born on October 20, 1943, in Gulfport, Mississippi. She graduated from high school and attended Dillard University in New Orleans. On October 18, 1962, Ms. Ruth Evans married Almer L. Story in Gulfport....
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    • Oral history with Mr. Coygon Robinson, Jr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. Coygon Robinson Jr. was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on December 3, 1951. He attended Perkins Elementary School and Nichols High School. In the fifth grade, Mr. Robinson got his first set of drums, and he continued to practice...
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    • Oral history with the Honorable Harvey Ross

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 1, 1994 with Judge Harvey T. Ross (born 1920). In the mid-1960s, Judge Ross was active in laying the groundwork for Coahoma Opportunities, Inc. (COI), a community action agency designed to improve the...
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    • Willie McGee trial; December 1945

    • From the Robert C. Waller Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of guardsmen escorting Willie McGee to his first trial in Laurel, Mississippi. McGee was escorted to the trial under armed guard out of fear of a lynching. McGee,...
    • 1945-12
    • Willie McGee trial; December 1945

    • From the Robert C. Waller Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of Willie McGee to his first trial in Laurel, Mississippi. McGee, who was accused of raping a white woman, was tried three times and found guilty each time. This...
    • 1945-12
    • Willie McGee trial; December 1945

    • From the Robert C. Waller Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of guardsmen outside of the courthouse in Laurel, Mississippi, during the first trial of Willie McGee. McGee was escorted to the trial under armed guard out of fear...
    • 1945-12
    • Willie McGee trial; December 1945

    • From the Robert C. Waller Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of Willie McGee to his first trial in Laurel, Mississippi. McGee, who was accused of raping a white woman, was tried three times and found guilty each time. This...
    • 1945-12
    • Willie McGee trial; December 1945

    • From the Robert C. Waller Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of guardsmen escorting Willie McGee to his first trial in Laurel, Mississippi. McGee was escorted to the trial under armed guard out of fear of a lynching. McGee,...
    • 1945-12

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