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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. Jon Levingston

    • Oral history.; Born on January 19, 1958, in Greenwood, Mississippi, Jon Levingston grew up in a Jewish family in Cleveland, Mississippi. Mr. Levingston attended a boarding school in Rome, Georgia and then the University of Georgia and the Virginia...
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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 Ms. Lusia Harris-Stewart

    • Oral history.; Lusia Harris-Stewart was born February 10, 1955, in Minter City, Mississippi. She attended Amanda Elzy High School in Greenwood, Mississippi. In 1977, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Delta...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Odelier Morgan

    • Oral history.; Born to Denton and Odelier Jones Sr. on June 8, 1926, Odelier Morgan began her life on a plantation in Bolivar County, Mississippi, one of twelve children. She and her family were sharecroppers, and her parents also did day work to...
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    • Oral history with Miss Iva E. Sandifer

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 20, 1994 with Iva E. Sandifer (born 1918). Ms. Sandifer taught in the Hattiesburg public school system for thirty-one years. She served as secretary for her local NAACP chapter and as president of the...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Rims Barber (1995)

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on July 5, 1995 with Mr. Rims Barber (born 1936). In 1964, he was a twenty-seven-year-old Presbyterian minister in Davenport, Iowa. He came to Mississippi in response to a request for volunteers to help with...
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    • Oral history with Rev. Lee J. Adams, Jr.

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 6, 2008 with Rev. Lee J. Adams, Jr., a pastor at Little Rock Baptist Church in Gulfport, MS. Mr. Adams discusses the role of the church in recovering from Hurricane Katrina.
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    • Oral history with A. J. Holloway

    • Oral history.; An interview with A.J. Holloway conducted on January 18, 2007. Mayor of Biloxi, Holloway describes the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the city, as well as volunteer efforts in recovery.
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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. Kenneth Dean

    • Oral history.; Discusses race relations in New York and Mississippi, the problems of freedom-of-choice desegregation, and the power of Joe Patterson, John Bell Williams, and James Eastland in Mississippi politics. This interview reviews the lawsuit...
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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 Reverend Kenneth Haynes, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Reverend Kenneth Haynes Sr. was born October 11, 1930, in Amite County, Mississippi. In 1958, he entered the ministry, enrolling in Harper Baptist College where he received a Diploma in Christian Education and a Doctorate of...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Vernon Jackson

    • Oral history.; Mr. Vernon Jackson grew up in Biloxi, Mississippi. Until 1955 he attended Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic School; he then attended Nichols High School and was graduated from there. He was inducted into the Army in 1965 and served...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Frank Kyle Spain

    • Oral history.; Mr. Spain was born in 1927 in Ohio and moved with his family to Mississippi in 1930. While still a high school student, he helped build and operate a local AM radio station. Having graduated with honors from Mississippi State...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Eldridge W. Steptoe Jr.

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 14, 1995 with Eldridge W. Steptoe Jr. (born 1936). Mr. Steptoe witnessed his father's involvement in the McComb movement of the early 1950s and in the establishing of a local chapter of the NAACP in...
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    • Oral history with Peter H. Stewart

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on August 20, 1997 and August 28, 1997 with Peter H. Stewart (born 1934). He began teaching school in Edwards, Mississippi, in the fall of 1961. In August 1969, he worked for Friends of Children, a Head Start...
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    • Oral history with the Honorable John H. Whitfield

    • Oral history.; Judge John H. Whitfield was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, on July 4, 1962. Prior to integration of the schools, Judge Whitfield attended Nichols Perkins Elementary School in Biloxi until 1973. When Mississippi public schools in...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Juanita Wilkins

    • Oral history.; Born on January 27, 1966, in Natchez, Mississippi, to Elisha and Vera Wilkins, Ms. Juanita Wilkins was the eleventh of twelve children. She was graduated from high school in Natchez, and left two weeks later, moving to Dallas,...
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