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    • An Act; July 19, 1964

    • From the Miller (Michael J.) Civil Rights Collection; With amendments attached to the legislative bill, the future Civil Rights Act of 1964 passes the United States Senate, but still requires concurrence from the United States House of...
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    • Oral history with Denton R. Everett; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Denton R. Everett. Denton Ray Everett was born in Puckett, MS on February 1918 to Frank and May Everett. After graduating from D’Lo High School, Everett went into the Civilian Conservation Corps. After the...
    • Oral history with Roy Jones; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Roy Jones. Roy Powers Jones was born to Wilson Jones and Ellen Smith on the Goodwater Community near Magee, Mississippi in August, 1909. He attended Goodwater Elementary and Magee High School. Jones married...
    • Oral history with David Gibbs; 2006

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted November 15, 2006 with David Gibbs. Gibbs was born in Clay County, Mississippi. In 1959 he enlisted in the United States Army, and then returned to Mississippi. From that point on, he became active in the civil...
    • Oral history with David Trimble; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted November 1, 2003 with David Trimble in Brookline, Massachusetts. Trimble was born January 8, 1945, the son of self proclaimed socialists. As a child, his parents' radical political involvement encouraged his own...
    • Oral history with F.L. Spight; 1995

    • Oral history; Interview conducted December 13, 1995 in Ripley, Mississippi at F.L. Spight's home. F.L. Spight was born in Ripley, Mississippi in 1919 and worked to bring expanded educational opportunities for African Americans to the area. He was...
    • Oral history with E.S. Bishop, Sr.; 1991

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted February 27, 1991 with E.S. Bishop, Sr. in Corinth, Mississippi. Edward S. Bishop Sr. was born in Starkville, Mississippi, on December 11, 1907. He received a B.A. degree from Jackson College in 1930 and was...
    • Oral history with Hattye Gatson; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Hattye Gatson conducted on January 16, 2000. Hattye Gatson was born in 1942 in Pickens, Mississippi and later moved to Durant. She joined the movement there for African American civil rights and began challenging...
    • Oral history with Ollye Brown Shirley; 1999

    • Oral history; Interview conducted June 18, 1999 with Ollye Brown Shirley. Ollye Brown Shirley was born in Mound Bayou, Mississippi. She graduated from Mound Bayou High School in 1949 and then studied at Tougaloo College. She went on to Mississippi...
    • Oral history with Leesco Guster; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 3, 2002 with Leesco Guster. Guster was born March 26, 1936 in Port Gibson, Mississippi. She has an Associate in Science Degree in Child Care and Development from Utica Junior College, and she was the owner...
    • Oral history with Virginia May; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Virginia May. Virginia Abney Thompson May was born to Hezekiah Burton Thompson and Georgia Vashti Cassity in Gurley, LA in October 1917. She had a brother and a sister. May's mother died in 1922, and her...
    • Oral history with Robert Smith, M.D.; 2000

    • Oral history.; Robert Smith was born on December 20, 1937 in Terry, Mississippi. He grew up on a farm, and his father was a livestock dealer. Smith began high school at age eleven. Upon graduation, he went on to graduate first from Tougaloo College...
    • Oral history with Hobert Kornegay; 1999

    • Oral History.; Interview conducted on January 6, 1999 with Hobert Kornegay. Kornegay was born in 1923 in Meridian, Mississippi. He graduated from Morehouse College and earned his dental degree from Meharry Medical College in 1948. Kornegay served...
    • Oral history with R.B. Layton

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 1, 1977 with R.B. Layton. Mr. Layton was involved in the Jackson Public Schools as a teacher, a principal, and a curriculum director from the late 1930s to the middle 1970s. Layton was director of...
    • Oral history with Mrs. Irene (Ponder) Napier

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 2, 1981 with Mrs. Irene Napier at her home in Mount Olive, Mississippi. Napier was born on December 21, 1917 at Mount Olive in Covington, Mississippi. After having studied two years at Jones County...
    • Oral history with Mr. Pascal Nevin Sledge

    • Oral history.; Mr. Pascal Nevin Sledge was born February 6, 1921, in the Alva Community east of Duck Hill, Mississippi. He attended Cleveland High School, Culver Military Academy, Delta State University, and General Motors' Chevrolet Dealer...
    • Oral history with Dr. Peter Orris

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on 1995 November 21 with Dr. Peter Orris (born 1945). Dr. Orris participated in his first civil rights demonstration when he was only eleven. In 1964, he was recruited to participate in the Summer Project in...


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