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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. 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 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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 Mr. David M. Ferriss

    • Oral history.; Mr. David M. "Boo" Ferriss was born December 5, 1921, in Shaw, Mississippi. Mr. Ferriss graduated from Mississippi State University and served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. Spending forty-four years as a player and coach in...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Vernon J. Keys

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 19, 1994 with Ms. Vernon J. Keys (born 1926). Beginning in 1965, Ms. Keys worked with the Coahoma Opportunities, Inc. (COI), a community action agency designed to improve the economic position of the poor...
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    • Oral history with Joseph E. Wroten

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 4, 1993 with Joseph E. Wroten (born 1925). Mr. Wroten became famous as one of only two Mississippi House Representatives who voted in favor of allowing blacks to enroll at the University of Mississippi.
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    • Oral history with Dr. Forest Kent Wyatt

    • Oral history.; Dr. Forest Kent Wyatt was born on May 27, 1934, in Berea, Kentucky. He graduated from Delta State College (now Delta State University) with a double degree in mathematics and health, physical education, and recreation. He then began...
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    • Oral history with Mr. O.W. Reily

    • Oral history.; Mr. O.W. Reily Jr. was born on June 17, 1924, in Shreveport, Louisiana. As a child, he attended public school in Louisiana and was active in sports, including track, basketball, and boxing. From October, 1941, through November,...
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    • Oral history with Terry Broadus

    • Oral history.; Mr. Terry Allen Broadus was born on October 11, 1938. Mr. Broadus enrolled at Perkinston Agricultural High School in 1952 and later received a baseball scholarship to attend Perkinston Junior College. In the late 1960s, Mr. Broadus...
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    • Oral history with Mr. James Cohen.

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on February 2, 1976 with James Cohen (born 1920). Since 1953, Mr. Cohen has been active in several civic associations in Hattiesburg and provides insight into the city's race relations and politics from the 1950s...
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    • Oral history with Robert E. Bass, Jr.

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on May 14, 2008 with Robert E. Bass, Jr. (born 1955). Mr. Bass earned degrees from Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi Law School. He has served in many civic capacities, including...
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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 Aimee Gautier-Dugger

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 21, 2007 with Aimee Gautier-Dugger, who describes her experience waiting out the storm in Gautier, the city her ancestors founded, and the struggle to regroup after the storm.
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