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    • Oral history with Reverend Sammie Rash

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 30, 1977 with the Reverend Sammie Rash (born 1942). Reverend Rash, the son of sharecroppers, has been very active in both civil rights activities and Mississippi politics, in addition to being a minister...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Dave Dunaway

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 24, 1981 with Mr. Dave L. Dunaway at his office in Greenville, Mississippi. Dunaway was born on January 2, 1927 near the Enon community in Walthall County, Mississippi. Following his discharge from the...
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    • Oral history with Rev. Sammie Rash; 1977

    • Oral history.; Reverend Sammie Rash was born in Sunflower County, Mississippi, on July 31, 1942. His parents were sharecroppers, and in 1949 they moved the family to the McGann plantation in Bolivar County, where Reverend Rash grew up. In 1963...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Ann Spivey Bishop Ruscoe

    • Oral history.; Ann Spivey Bishop Ruscoe was born in 1923 in Cleveland, Mississippi. She was graduated from Cleveland High School in 1941. She was Salutatorian, OAR Good Citizenship Girl, and won the Senior Award. After attending Delta State...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Billie Rossie Tonos

    • Oral history.; Billie Rossie Tonos was born November 12, 1924, in Shaw, Mississippi, to Nazira Hallal Rossie and Sam Rossie, Americans of Lebanese descent. In May of 1942, she graduated from Shaw High School and enrolled at Delta State Teachers...
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    • Oral history with Dr. W. Ross Story

    • Oral history.; Born in 1947, Dr. Story was graduated from Mississippi Valley State University in 1969 where he earned a B.S.; he earned an M.Ed. from Delta State University. During his varied career he has been a sharecropper, a public school...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Jon Levingston

    • Oral history.; Born on January 19, 1958, in Greenwood, Mississippi, Jon Levingston grew up in a Jewish family in Cleveland, Mississippi. Mr. Levingston attended a boarding school in Rome, Georgia and then the University of Georgia and the Virginia...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Eleanor Byrd Walters

    • Oral history.; Born on March 28, 1914, Dr. Eleanor Byrd Walters was born in Gunnison, Mississippi. In 1934, she received her B.S. in education from Delta State Teachers College and went on to earn several advanced degrees. From 1934 through 1943...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Martha Sisson Miller

    • Oral history.; Born on November 6, 1916, in Quito, Mississippi, Mrs. Martha Sisson Miller was the daughter of John William Sisson and Myrlea Johnson Sisson. She attended elementary and high school at Indianola City School. She attended Sunflower...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Odelier Morgan

    • Oral history.; Born to Denton and Odelier Jones Sr. on June 8, 1926, Odelier Morgan began her life on a plantation in Bolivar County, Mississippi, one of twelve children. She and her family were sharecroppers, and her parents also did day work to...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Charlotte Siegel Kaplan

    • Oral history.; Dr. Charlotte Siegel Kaplan was born in Sunflower, Mississippi, on August 20, 1920, to Sadie Courland Siegel and Samuel Siegel who had emigrated from Europe at the turn of the twentieth century. In the Delta of Mississippi, the...
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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 Dr. John Paul Quon

    • Oral history.; Dr. John Paul Quon was born June 11, 1942, in Moorhead, Mississippi. His parents emigrated from China to Mississippi to participate in a family-owned grocery store. Dr. Quon was in the first public school class in Mississippi that...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Jack Winton Gunn

    • Oral history.; Jack Winton Gunn was born January 14, 1916, in Waco, Texas. His mother died in 1924, and his father remarried in 1925. Jack Gunn graduated from Baylor University and for a brief time worked in Tyler, Texas, and got a private pilot's...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. LePoint Cassibry Smith

    • Oral history.; LePoint Cassibry Smith was born on October 29, 1920, in Memphis, Tennessee; she grew up in Cleveland, Mississippi. She attended the Hill Demonstration School at Delta State Teachers College; she then attended and was graduated from...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Lusia Harris-Stewart

    • Oral history.; Lusia Harris-Stewart was born February 10, 1955, in Minter City, Mississippi. She attended Amanda Elzy High School in Greenwood, Mississippi. In 1977, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Delta...
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    • Oral history with Alton G. Bankston

    • Oral history.; Mr. Alton G. Bankston was born outside of Laurel, Mississippi on June 5, 1941. Mr. Bankston majored in political science and history at Jones County Junior College and attended the University of Southern Mississippi. In 1963 he...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Billy Joe McCain, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. Billy Joe McCain, Sr., was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1936. When he was four years old, his parents divorced, and he returned with his mother to her parents' home in Grenada, Mississippi. He attended segregated schools,...
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    • Oral history with Mr. David M. Ferriss

    • Oral history.; Mr. David M. "Boo" Ferriss was born December 5, 1921, in Shaw, Mississippi. Mr. Ferriss graduated from Mississippi State University and served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. Spending forty-four years as a player and coach in...
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