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    • Finding aid for the Colmer (William M.) Papers.

    • Materials in this collection were donated by William M. Colmer: First accession-1970. Additional information online at: http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/archives/m024.htm
    • 1933; 1934; 1935; 1936; 1937; 1938; 1939; 1940; 1941; 1942; 1943; 1944; 1945; 1946; 1947; 1948; 1949; 1950; 1951; 1952; 1953; 1954; 1955; 1956; 1957; 1958; 1959; 1960; 1961; 1962; 1963; 1964; 1965; 1966; 1967; 1968; 1969; 1970; 1971; 1972; 1973
    • Oral history with Mr. Troy Catchings Jr.; 1994

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 15, 1994 with Troy Catchings, Jr. (born 1942). In 1966, he began working with Coahoma Opportunities, Inc. (COI), an antipoverty agency that serves the African-American and poor white communities of...
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    • Oral history with James Nix; 1993

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 7, 1993 with James Nix (born 1937). In 1966, Mr. Nix formed a civil rights activist group called the Spirit. This group agitated for civil rights in Hattiesburg and served as bodyguards for local civil...
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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 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 Charles W. Capps, Jr.; 2009

    • Oral history.; Charles Wilson Capps, Jr. was born in 1925 in Merigold, Mississippi and moved to Cleveland, Mississippi where he grew up. He enlisted in the Army and served during World War II, then was elected sherriff in 1964. He then was elected...
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    • Oral history with Preston Hughes; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview recorded December 12, 2002. Preston Hughes was born in Washington, D.C. on March 27, 1943. In 1948 his family moved to Louisville, Mississippi and later to Kosciusko. After a West Point recruiter visited Highes' high...
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    • Oral history with Gaynette Flowers Pugh; 2009

    • Oral history.; Born on April 1, 1916, in Grove Hill, Alabama, Clark County, Mrs. Gaynette Cox Flowers Pugh was one of seven children born to Mr. George Cox Sr. and Mrs. Susie Alma Dickinson. When her mother was twenty-five years old, she died, and...
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    • Oral history with Buford W. Posey; 2003

    • Oral history.; Buford Posey was born in 1925 in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He served in the U.S. Army during the Second World War. Posey became an activist who was deeply involved in the civil rights movement in Mississippi. A 1951 graduate of what...
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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 Amos McClellan; 1974

    • Oral history.; Amos McClellan was born c. 1908 and raised by his grandfather in Neshoba County, Mississippi. He moved to Ellisville, Mississippi with his aunt when he was young where he worked and went to school before marrying and opening his...
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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 Sara Hamilton

    • Oral history.; An interview with Sara Hamilton conducted on June 19, 2007. A volunteer project manager, Ms. Hamilton relocated from Chicago to Biloxi after Hurricane Katrina to continue working on Gulf Coast relief efforts.
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    • Oral history with A. J. Holloway

    • Oral history.; An interview with A.J. Holloway conducted on January 18, 2007. Mayor of Biloxi, Holloway describes the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the city, as well as volunteer efforts in recovery.
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    • Oral history with Victoria Gray-Adams; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 5, 1999 with Victoria Gray Adams at the McCain Archives at the University of Southern Mississippi. Victoria Gray Adams was a prominent civil rights activist from Palmer's Crossing, Mississippi. She...
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    • Oral history with James Gray; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 29, 2002 in James Gray's office. James Gray, Jr. was born on February 24, 1941, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The family moved to Port Gibson, Mississippi when Gray was three years old, and he has lived there...
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    • Oral history with Chude Pamela Allen; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted October 17, 2001 with Chude Pamela Allen in San Francisco, California. Chude Pamela Allen was born into an Episcopal family in eastern Pennsylvania. Though her parents were republicans, their Christian ideology...
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    • Oral history with David Caldwell; 2003

    • Oral history.; David Caldwell was born in Lavaca, Arkansas where he stayed and worked on his uncle's farm, and attended segregated schools. He dropped out of school and worked in a number of jobs, including for a furrier. Caldwell joined the...
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