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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 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 Victoria Webb Beck; 2005

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted July 27, 2005. Victoria Webb Beck was born in Yazoo City, MS. This interview documents her career as a teacher faced with segregation and unequal rights. Ms. Beck taught at schools throughout Mississippi, in...
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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Harry Tartt; 2002

    • Oral history.; Harry Tartt attended Mobile County Training School in Plateau, Alabama, and New Orleans University (now Dillard University) in New Orleans, Louisiana, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1933. From 1934 through 1937, Reverend...
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    • Oral history with Rev. James L. Black; 2009

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on March 6, 2009 and April 2, 2009 with James L. Black. Black, born January 4, 1945, in Biloxi, Mississippi, attended Mississippi Valley State University and Jackson State University. He served in the United...
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    • Oral history with Iola Williams; 2006

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted November 6, 2006 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi at the Williams residence. Iola Williams was an activist in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Williams discusses her family‚Äôs genealogical record, the establishment of Kelly...
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    • Oral history with Lee Owens, Jr.; 2010

    • Oral history.; Lee Owens Jr. was born in Natchez, Mississippi in 1921. In 1941, he moved to Biloxi in order to work on the building of Keesler Field (now Keesler Air Force Base). He was present at the Wade-Ins on Biloxi Beach and was encircled by...
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    • Oral history with Erskine Caldwell

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on August 25, 1971 with Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987). Mr. Caldwell was a prominent American author whose works include Tobacco Road, (1932) and God's Little Acre (1933).
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    • Oral history with Essie Dotson; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 21, 2002 at the Dotson home in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Essie Lee Dotson was born February 1, 1933 in Grand Gulf, Mississippi. She completed her education at the Allen School and at Claiborne County...
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    • 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...
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    • Oral history with Estell Harvey; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Estell Harvey conducted on March 4, 2000. Sally Louie (Estell) Harvey was born in 1946 in Howell, Mississippi near Lexington. She grew up working on the family farm with her parents and siblings. Her parents...
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    • Oral history with Irene Marshall; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted January 9, 2001 in Westside, Mississippi. Irene Cadney Marshall was born April 20, 1919, in Westside, Mississippi to Matt Cadney and Joana Ross. Marshall attended school at Bethel School, where she was taught by...
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