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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 James R. Ables; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview with James "Ronnie" Ables conducted on June 25, 2003. James “Ronnie” Ables was born in Sallis, Mississippi. Ables' father served as mayor of Sallis. Ables received his Bachelor's degree in accounting from Mississippi State...
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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 Mildred Collier; 2012

    • Oral history.; Mildred Collier was born in 1943 in New Orleans, Louisiana where her father was a longshoremen. The family had roots in Mississippi and eventually returned to the state. Collier attended beautician's school, nursing school, she...
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    • Oral history with John Morris Ward; 2001

    • Oral history.; John Morris Ward was born in 1926 near the Natchez Trace in Attala County, Mississippi. During World War II he served in Germany as an Air Force mechanic. After returning to Mississippi, he worked in Attala County in a salt mill, as...
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    • Oral history with Howard Jeffries; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 29, 2000. Howard Jeffries was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi on January 16, 1943. Jeffries was active with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Initially, attending nightly meetings at...
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    • Oral history with William D. Scott, III; 2001

    • Oral history.; William Scott was on faculty at Ole Miss at the time of this interview, which describes his experiences as a black man, growing up in Mississippi. He paints a verbal picture of his education, his innate tendency to question why race...
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    • Oral history with Doug Tuchman; 1999

    • Oral history.; Douglas Tuchman was born in New York City in 1940. He was a student at Hunter College 1957-1960 when he joined the civil rights movement. He was involved in campus activism, and later became a teacher. The teacher's union asked for...
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    • Oral history with James Meredith; 2002

    • Oral history.; James Meredith was born June 25, 1933 in Attala County, Mississippi. As a young boy, he attended the Attala County Training School. At eighteen years old, Meredith enlisted in the United States Air Force and served from 1951 to 1960....
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Vernon Keys; 1994

    • Oral history.; Ms. Vernon J. Keys was born in 1926. She graduated from Coahoma County Agricultural High School in Clarksdale and received a bachelor's degree in sociology from J.P. Campbell College, Jackson, Mississippi. Ms. Keys also studied at...
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    • Oral history with Annie Maude Cummins; 2001

    • Oral history.; Annie Maude Cummins was born in 1908 in Possumneck, Mississippi. Her early years were spent on her family's 120-acre farm where they raised their own food and grew cotton, corn, and peas. As a young girl, the typical day included...
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    • Oral history with Lee Magee; 2012

    • Oral history.; Lee Magee was born on November 3, 1947 and was the son of sharecroppers. He grew up in the areas of Pinola and Midnight, Mississippi and finished his education in the fourth grade. Magee moved to Gulfport, Mississippi when he was...
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    • Oral history with Carolyn Dupuy Mitchell; 2001

    • Oral history.; Carolyn Dupuy Mitchell was born in Murphy, a farming community in the Mississippi Delta. She recalls the burning of her first school and having to attend classes in the local depot and church. During her early school years,...
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    • Oral history with Arraner Stephens Spivey; 2002

    • Oral history.; Arraner Stephens Spivey was born in 1908 in Winston County, Mississippi. At the age of two her family moved to Attala County to work as sharecropper on the Jim Rimmer place. In 1916 the family moved to the Jameson place. Spivey...
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    • Oral history with Eargia Winters; 2001

    • Oral history.; Eargia Winters was born just outside of McCool in Attala County, Mississippi. She spent her early education in a one-room schoolhouse in the Bear Creek and Thatcher Hill Communities. Winters later went on to the Attala County...
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    • Oral history with Hugh Potts, Sr.; 2002

    • Oral history.; Hugh Swinton Potts, Sr. was born August 17, 1911 in Attala County, Mississippi. He attended high school in Kosciusko and graduated in 1932. After furthering his education at the University of Mississippi, Potts started his long...
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    • Oral history with George Jackson, Sr.; 2009

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on April 7, 2009 with George Jackson Sr. George Jackson, Sr. is from Jackson, Mississippi. He became a singer at a young age and sang to pay his way through college and a master's degree in education from Jackson...
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    • Oral history with Doug Smith; 1999

    • Oral history.; Doug Smith was born in 1946, and spent his early life in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. His participation in the Civil Rights Movement first began when his classmate, Robert Plumber, approached him about canvassing and voter registration....
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