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    • Oral history with Alton G. Bankston

    • Oral history.; Mr. Alton G. Bankston was born outside of Laurel, Mississippi on June 5, 1941. Mr. Bankston majored in political science and history at Jones County Junior College and attended the University of Southern Mississippi. In 1963 he...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Robert Elton Cox

    • Oral history.; Robert Elton Cox was born February 6, 1917, at Mannsdale, Mississippi in Madison County. He attended school in Madison and graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson. He taught and coached for two years before going into the service....
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    • Oral history with Hollis Watkins; 1996

    • Oral history.; Three interviews conducted on October 23, 29, and 30, 1996 with Hollis Watkins (born 1941), the twelfth child of sharecroppers. Mr. Watkins was jailed for participating in the Woolsworth's lunch counter sit-in in McComb and a...
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    • Oral history with Reverend James Randolph; 1982

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 3, 1982 with Reverend James Randolph, former pastor of St. Paul's Methodist Church, at the parsonage in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Randolph was born on April 4, 1949 in Rankin County, Mississippi, near...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Eleanora Hayes

    • Oral history.; Ms. Eleanora Hayes was born on May 28, 1930, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. She grew up on her father's farm in Catahoula, Mississippi. During winter months, she and her siblings attended school, and during the six-month...
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    • Oral history with Miss Oseola McCarty

    • Oral history.; Miss Oseola McCarty was born on March 7, 1908, in Wayne County, Mississippi. McCarty attended Eureka Elementary School until the sixth grade when she dropped out to care for an aunt who was ill. While still in school, McCarty began...
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    • Oral history with James Nix

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 7, 1993 with James Nix (born 1937). In 1966, Mr. Nix formed a civil rights activist group called the Spirit. This group agitated for civil rights in Hattiesburg and served as bodyguards for local civil...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Cecil Shelton

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 31, 1981 with Mr. Cecil Shelton at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Shelton was born on September 1, 1945 in Gore Springs, Mississippi. After graduating high school in...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Hollis Watkins

    • Oral history.; Three interviews conducted on October 23, 29, and 30, 1996 with Hollis Watkins (born 1941), the twelfth child of sharecroppers. Mr. Watkins was jailed for participating in the Woolsworth's lunch counter sit-in in McComb and a...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Elizabeth Price

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 8, 1994 with Mrs. Elizabeth Price (born 1897). In the mid-1960s, Mrs. Price worked for the Civil Rights Commission, investigating and documenting issues of mistreatment as well as recruiting sympathizers....
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    • Oral history with Josephine Clemons Bell

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 22, 1996 with Mrs. Josephine Clemons Bell (born 1909). Her teaching career in elementary education in the public school of Natchez-Adams County spans twenty-nine and a half years. After retiring in...
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    • Oral history with Rev. James L. Black

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on March 6, 2009 and April 2, 2009 with James L. Black, a pastor at Faith Tabernacle of Praise in Biloxi, MS. Rev. Black describes the devastation that Hurricane Katrina wrought on the Mississppi Gulf Coast as...
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    • Oral history with Winifred Green

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on November 12, 1997 with Winifred Green (born 1937). After earning a bachelor's degree in English from Millsaps College in 1963, Mrs. Green and four other women formed Mississippians for Public Education, one...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Eric Eugene Dickey

    • Oral history.; Mr. Eric Eugene Dickey was born May 7, 1966, in Biloxi, Mississippi, where his grandparents and Head Start exerted positive influences in his early life. In elementary school band, Mr. Dickey began playing trumpet, and later...
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    • Oral history with Kenneth O. Williams; 1993

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 13, 1993 with Mr. Kenneth O. Williams at the new state capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi. Williams was born on January 18, 1924 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He received a BA in political science...
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    • Oral history with Rev. Sammie Rash; 1977

    • Oral history.; Reverend Sammie Rash was born in Sunflower County, Mississippi, on July 31, 1942. His parents were sharecroppers, and in 1949 they moved the family to the McGann plantation in Bolivar County, where Reverend Rash grew up. In 1963...
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    • Oral history with Alvin L. Fielder, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. Alvin L. Fielder Sr. was born December 7, 1900 in Newton County, Mississippi. Mr. Fielder moved to Meehan Junction, Mississippi in 1913 and remained there until 1918, when he moved to Meridian. In 1918 he was a lumberyard saw...
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