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    • Oral history with Joe Martin; 1995

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on November 1, 1995 with Joe Martin (born 1943) .Joe Martin grew up in McComb, Mississippi. He was inspired at a young age to become involved in civil rights activities when he heard Medgar Evers speak. In high...
    • Oral history with Hollis Watkins; 1996

    • Oral history.; Three interviews conducted on October 23, 29, and 30, 1996 with Hollis Watkins (born 1941), the twelfth child of sharecroppers. Mr. Watkins was jailed for participating in the Woolsworth's lunch counter sit-in in McComb and a...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Mr. Charles Cobb; 1996

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 21, 1996 with Mr. Charles Cobb (born 1943) in Washington, D.C. In the summer of 1962, he was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) field secretary in Ruleville, Mississippi, where he and...
    • Oral history with Larry Hudson; 2000

    • Oral history.; Mr. Larry Hudson Jr. was born on January 16, 1936, in Biloxi, Mississippi. After serving in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1958 to 1960, Larry Hudson Jr. earned a B.S. degree from Jackson State University in 1963. He worked in the...
    • Oral history with Ms. Winson Hudson

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 31, 1995 with long-time civil rights activist Ms. Winson Hudson. In 1956 her community challenged the enforcement of the "separate but equal" provision of Brown v. Board of Education. When local banks...
    • 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.
    • Oral history with Pete Johnson; 1993

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on January 26, 1993 with Pete Johnson, nephew of Paul B. Johnson Jr., at his home in Madison, Mississippi. Pete Johnson was born on May 12, 1948 in Alexandria, Louisiana. He received his B.S. degree in business...
    • Oral history with Peter H. Stewart; 1997

    • 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...
    • Oral history with Mr. Tyrone Burton

    • Oral history.; Mr. Tyrone Burton was born in Franklinton, Louisiana, on April 5, 1941. The family owned an eighty-eight acre farm. In 1961, Mr. Burton graduated from Franklinton High School. After high school, Burton attended Katy's Barber...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Miss Emma Ruth Corban

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 7, 1991 with Miss Emma Ruth Corban in her home in Meridian, Mississippi. Corban was born in Fayette, Mississippi, on September 18, 1907. She completed a BA degree in English in 1929 and her Masters...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Mr. Fred Clark, Sr.; 1994

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 10, 1994 with Fred Clark Sr. (born 1943). Mr. Clark grew up in the segregated society of Jackson, Mississippi. He was educated in Jackson, attending Smith Robertson Elementary School, Rowan Junior High,...
    • Oral history with Lessie Boyd; 2006

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 5, 2006 in West Point, Mississippi. She discusses race relations in Clay County, Mississippi, and how she came to be involved in civil rights activism, particularly voter registration. She talks about...
    • Oral history with Winifred Green; 1997

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on November 12, 1997 with Winifred Green. Winifred Green was born in 1937 and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She formed the group Mississippians for Public Education with four other women in the mid 1960s to...
    • Oral history with the Honorable Herman B. DeCell

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 9, 1977 with the Honorable Herman B. DeCell in his office in Yazoo City, Mississippi. DeCell enrolled at the University of Mississippi but with the start of World War II, he was called to service. After...
    • Oral history with Mr. Wilson Evans II

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on 06-11-1981 with Mr. Wilson Evans II (born 1924). Evans began his long career as a union leader in Gulfport in 1950, later becoming president of the union. This interview covers topics as diverse as his service...
    • Oral history with Reverend Kenneth Haynes, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Reverend Kenneth Haynes Sr. was born October 11, 1930, in Amite County, Mississippi. In 1958, he entered the ministry, enrolling in Harper Baptist College where he received a Diploma in Christian Education and a Doctorate of...
    • Oral history with Mr. Cecil Shelton

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 31, 1981 with Mr. Cecil Shelton at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Shelton was born on September 1, 1945 in Gore Springs, Mississippi. After graduating high school in...


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