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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 Lola Berry; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Lola Berry. Lola Wilson Durr Berry was born in 1926 near Mendenhall, MS to Charlie Walker and Roberta Wilson. Berry began sharecropping in cotton fields at the age of seven. Due to the necessity to work,...
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    • Oral history with Lewis B. Bynum; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Lewis Bynum. Lewis Benjamin Bynum was born on Everett Reed Break, MS in 1911 to France Bynum and Molly/Mary Pauline. One of eight children, Bynum’s family moved to East Texas during World War I and returned...
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    • Oral history with Allie Jane Beck; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 14, 1995 with Allie Jane Beck at her home in Lamar, Mississippi. Beck was born August 12, 1919. She discusses sharecropping, registering to vote in 1964, and seeking employment at the local shirt...
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    • Oral history with J.C. Fairley; 1977

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on January 31, 1977 with Jimmy Carter Fairley (born 1921). A native of Greene County, Mississippi, Mr. Fairley was active in the civil rights movement at the local, state, and national levels.
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    • Oral history with Ellie Dahmer; 1974

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 2, 1974 with Mrs. Ellie J. Dahmer at her home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Dahmer was born in Jasper County, Mississippi in 1925. After completing high school at Jasper County Training School she attended...
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    • Oral history with Lounett Gore; 2008

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 19, 2008 with Lounett Gore at a private residence. Gore was born March 11, 1909 in Jones County, Mississippi. Gore describes growing up in Mississippi in the early twentieth century under sharecropping...
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    • Oral history with Ethan Porter; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 24, 2002 at the Porter home in Pattison, Mississippi. Porter was born September 23, 1917 in Pattison. He discusses his work as a farmer, his education, and World War II service. He also talks about his time...
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    • Oral history with Ellie and Eugene Steward; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 11, 1995 with Ellie and Eugene Steward in Benton County, Mississippi, at the home of Ginevera Reaves. The Stewards discuss their lives in north Mississippi, and raising a family in Jim Crow and the civil...
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    • Oral history with Eddie Thomas; 1999

    • A collection of six interviews with participants in the Mississippi civil rights movement. The people interviewed discuss how they came to participate in the civil rights movement, their various activities, including voter registration, Freedom...
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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 Mr. Sank Powe

    • Oral history.; Mr. Sank Powe was born in the Delta in Elizabeth, Mississippi, on April 20, 1942. Growing up, Mr. Powe often worked in the cotton fields for meager wages. Mr. Powe attended Mound Bayou High School, Jackson State University and Delta...
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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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