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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
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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 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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    • Oral history with U.Z. Nunnally; 2001

    • Oral history.; U.Z. Nunnally was born in 1945 and grew up in rural Mississippi. His civil rights activities took him out of rural Mississippi and around the southeast as well as to California and China. He grew up on a plantation, one of seven...
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    • Oral history with Wendell H. Paris; 2006

    • Oral history.; Wendell "Wendy" Paris was born in 1945 in Labuco, Alabama, a mining camp town outside of Birmingham. The son of college-educated parents, he attended the Tuskegee Institute and studied agriculture. He became active in civil rights...
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    • Oral history with Alonzo Brandon; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 24, 2002 in Claiborne County. Brandon describes conditions of sharecropping, including the relationships that developed with local stores. He discusses foodways and describes the process of making syrup. ...
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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 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 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 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 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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    • 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 Lee J. Adams Sr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Lee J. Adams was born in 1916, in Gulfport, Mississippi. He graduated from Thirty-third Avenue High School. As a young man, Mr. Adams played semiprofessional baseball with a Negro league, the Gulfport Panthers. During World War II,...
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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, near the Kennedy Springs Community in 1911. One of eight children, Bynum's family moved to East Texas during World War I and returned to the...
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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 Daisy Harris Wade; 2000-2001

    • Oral history.; Three interviews recorded February 11, 2000 by Misty Lambert ; July 12, 2001 by Dick Conville ; July 20, 2001 by Tonya Blair. Daisy Harris Wade was born April 22, 1931 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She attended Hattiesburg's Eureka...
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    • Oral history with Katherine Carr Esters; 2001

    • Oral history.;Katherine Carr Esters was born on April 9, 1928 in rural Attala County, Mississippi. Esters grew up with racial segregation and attended school at Mary Holmes Seminary High School during the Jim Crow era. In one incident in 1946,...
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