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    • Interview with honorable Charles Evers; 1971

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 3, 1971 with the Honorable Charles Evers at his office in Fayette, Mississippi. Evers was born on September 11, 1922 in Decatur, Mississippi. In 1950, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in social...
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    • Oral history with Ron Carver; 2001

    • Oral history.; Ron Carver was born in 1946 in Boston and was in high school when he became aware of the struggle for civil rights going on in Mississippi. After graduation, he decided to get involved and he volunteered as an assistant to Julian...
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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 Eddie Carthan; 1979

    • Oral history.; Eddie Carthan taught school at Durant Attendance Center and at Saints College in Lexington, Mississippi, and has owned and operated several businesses in Tchula, Mississippi. He also worked for the United States Department of...
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    • Oral history with Annie Harper; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 14, 2001 with Annie Harper. Annie Harper was born near Bolton in Hinds County, Mississippi in 1941. She became a teacher in Hinds County public schools and then served as librarian at Tougaloo College...
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    • Oral history with Charles Davis; 2002

    • Oral history.; Born in 1943, Charles L. Davis was reared in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He has worked with the NAACP in various capacities since organizing the Forrest County NAACP Youth Group in 1958. He attempted to register to vote in Hattiesburg...
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    • Oral history with David Kendall; 2002

    • Oral history.; David E. Kendall was born in 1944 in Camp Atterbury, Indiana. He was influenced by his Quaker upbringing and a desire for adventure to get involved in the civil rights movement. Kendall was trained by the Student Nonviolent...
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    • Oral history with Ellen Oakes Pettit; 2002

    • Oral history.; Ellen Claire Oakes Pettit was born August 5, 1936 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. As a young girl, she boarded at the old Attala Agricultural High School in McAdams, referred to as the Attala "Ag." During World War II her family moved to...
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    • Oral history with Ruby Bradford; 2005

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Ruby Bradford at the Bradford Residence. Ruby Bradford was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She relocated to Mississippi in the fifth grade when her father, a Methodist minister, received a position in Laurel. Mrs....
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    • Oral history with Bettye Brooks; 2003

    • Oral history.; Bettye Brooks was born in 1938, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Brooks attended Thirty-third Avenue Elementary School and High School. As a junior Brooks attended Tougaloo Preparatory School, an accelerated learning program at Tougaloo...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Mary Ellen Leftwich

    • Oral history.; Ms. Mary Ellen Leftwich was born on November 10, 1916, in Arkansas. Her mother died when she was a small child, and her father remarried. The family lived in Gunnison, Mississippi, on a farm; the young people in the community...
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    • Oral history with Edmond Boudreaux, Jr.

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on August 2, 2007 and October 9, 2007 with Edmond Boudreaux, Jr., a longtime Mississippi Gulf Coast resident and active local historian of the region. Mr. Boudreaux discusses the impact of Hurricane Katrina on...
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    • Oral History with Willie Cox; 2003

    • Oral history.; Willie J. Cox was born in 1942, in Ripley, Mississippi. Mr. Cox attended Turkey Creek Elementary and High School. In 1961 the Turkey Creek school was closed, and Mr. Cox graduated from North Gulfport High School. After high school,...
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    • Oral History with Richard Kelly; 2003

    • Oral history.; Richard Kelly attended Thirty-third Avenue High School in Gulfport. He worked from 1935-1942 at Gulf Park College in Long Beach. From 1943-1945, he served in the United States Army in France and the Pacific Theater. After returning...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Vera Penney Gong

    • Oral history.; Ms. Vera Penney Gong was born on May 19, 1950, in San Francisco, California after her family had emigrated from China. Ms. Gong grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi where her family owned a grocery store. As she was growing up, Ms....
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    • 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...
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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 Robert Beech; 1999

    • Oral history.; Robert Beech was born in 1935 in Madison, Wisconsin. When he was a small child, his family moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, and this is where he spent most of his early life. Beech discusses the Chinese history within his family,...
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