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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 Arthur Fairley; 2003

    • Oral history.; One of eighteen children, Arthur Fairley was born in 1918, in Sweet Beulah, Mississippi. His family worked a small farm, growing most of their food. While attending school, Mr. Fairley worked as a child to bring money into his family...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Sarah H. Johnson; 1978

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 10, 1978 with Ms. Sarah Johnson at her home in Greenville, Mississippi. Johnson was born on March 10, 1938 in Charleston, South Carolina. She is an African American woman who has been active on...
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    • Oral History with Annie M. Johnson; 2003

    • Oral history.; Born in 1918, in Shuqualak, Mississippi, Annie M. Johnson and her family fled under threat of racist violence and settled in Gulfport. In 1936, Mrs. Johnson graduated from Thirty-third Avenue High School; in 1940 she graduated from...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Cheryl Ann Blain

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on July 30, 2007 with Cheryl Ann Blain, an engineer and oceanographer at Stennis Space Center. Dr. Blain describes her personal struggles with Hurricane Katrina as well as many of the environmental and...
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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 Gladys Noel Bates; 1996

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 23, 1996 with Gladys Noel Bates. Bates received her A.B. degree from Tougaloo College, and her M.A. from West Virginia University. She taught in Jackson, Mississippi public schools until 1948 when she...
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    • Oral history with Dr. John Paul Quon

    • Oral history.; Dr. John Paul Quon was born June 11, 1942, in Moorhead, Mississippi. His parents emigrated from China to Mississippi to participate in a family-owned grocery store. Dr. Quon was in the first public school class in Mississippi that...
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    • Oral history with Myrtle Brown; 2003

    • Oral history.; Myrtle Brown was born in 1925, in Gulfport, Mississippi. She attended Thirty-third Avenue school. She was a very athletic child, playing sandlot baseball with the neighborhood boys. When she was in seventh grade, Ms. Brown was chosen...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Zoya Zeman

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on April 18, 1996 with Zoya Zeman (born 1943). Ms. Zeman was a civil rights activist who worked on the Mississippi Summer Project in Clarksdale, where she worked at the community center, organizing classes and...
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    • Oral history with James Lockett Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; James Lockett was educated at Tougaloo College, the University of Illinois, Alcorn State University, Atlanta University, Arkansas State University and the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a lifelong educator and...
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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 Aurabelle Caggins; 2003

    • Oral history.; Aurabelle Caggins was born in 1919, in Kiln, Mississippi. Orphaned at a young age, she grew up with relatives in Gulfport's Soria City community. She attended Thirty-third Avenue High School. In addition, Mrs. Caggins worked for pay...
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    • Oral History with Celestine Labat; 2002

    • Oral history.; Celestine Labat graduated from high school in Indianapolis, Indiana as there were no high schools for black students in 1918 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. One of thirteen children of a Catholic French Creole family, she became a...
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    • Oral History with Wendell Taylor; 2003

    • Oral history.; Reverend Wendell P.C. Taylor was born in 1915, in Rankin County, Mississippi. His grandparents, all born around 1847, had been slaves; his grandmother was one of the first African American teachers in Mississippi, and his grandfather...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Vera Penney Gong

    • Oral history.; Ms. Vera Penney Gong was born on May 19, 1950, in San Francisco, California after her family had emigrated from China. Ms. Gong grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi where her family owned a grocery store. As she was growing up, Ms....
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Lorita Nelson Jones

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Lorita Nelson Jones was born on July 19, 1909, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Her mother's family were originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, of Creole heritage; her grandmother, Olivia Lewis, spoke only in French. Her father Lamar...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Edward Sternberg

    • Oral history.; Mr. Edward Sternberg was born on October 22, 1901, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was educated in private schools and graduated from Grady School, Louisville, in June 1915. He worked in a variety of jobs as a boy and began his first...
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