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    • Oral history with Genevera Nero Reaves; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 11, 1995 in Ashland, Mississippi, at the home of Genevera Nero Reaves. Reaves was born in Greenwood, Mississippi on January 20, 1923. Reaves was an educator and participant in the Mississippi theatre of...
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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 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 Richard McGinnis; 2001

    • Oral history.; Dr. Richard McGinnis, a faculty member at Tougaloo College, first came to Mississippi as a graduate student participating in a joint Harvard, Yale, and Columbia universities recruitment effort directed at African American students in...
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    • Oral history with Frank Smith; 2001

    • Oral history.; Frank Smith was born September 17, 1942 and raised in Newnan, Georgia. A Morehouse College Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) leader, Smith came to Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1962 as a volunteer and stayed in...
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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 Charles Felix Hull; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interviews recorded March 23, 2002, and April 4, 2002 by Preston Hughes. Charles Felix Hull was born in 1922 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. As a young boy, Hull attended Sam Young Public School. He recalls the effect of the Great...
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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 Mr. Buck Wells

    • Oral history.; Mr. Ray William (Buck) Wells was born August 21, 1916, on a dairy farm three-fourths of a mile southwest of Mississippi Normal College (now The University of Southern Mississippi). Sometime around 1920 or 1921 he moved into...
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    • Oral history with George L. French; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted George Lewis French was born in June 1919 to Edgar Franklin French and Lila Mae Schull French in Maryville, LA. French was one of five children. French’s family moved to Mississippi when he was twelve years old....
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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 Walter Reaves; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted October 7, 1995 in Ashland, Mississippi. Reaves discusses his experiences in the north Mississippi phase of 1960s civil rights activism. He discusses voter registration, efforts at education reform, and the role...
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    • Oral history with John and Joy Aregood; 2010

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 3, 2001 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Rev. John (Jack) Aregood was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He completed his seminary training at Lancaster Seminary in Lancaster, PA and was sent to Biloxi, Mississippi in...
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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 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 Nancy Comfort Heilbronner; 2003

    • Oral history.; Nancy Comfort Heilbronner was born on April 20, 1920 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Heilbronner attended the University of Mississippi and graduated with a teaching degree in 1942. She went on to earm a degree in library science from the...
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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 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 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...
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