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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...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Peter H. Stewart; 1997

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Mrs. Vernon Keys; 1994

    • Oral history.; Ms. Vernon J. Keys was born on October 7, 1926 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. She graduated from Coahoma County Agricultural High School in Clarksdale and went on to receive a bachelor's degree in sociology from J.P. Campbell College...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Rose Marie Price; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 11, 2001 in the Price home in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Price was born March 30, 1932 in Pattison, Mississippi. She discusses rural life growing up and living in Claiborne County Mississippi, including...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Winifred Green; 1997

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on November 12, 1997 with Winifred Green. Winifred Green was born in 1937 and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. She formed the group Mississippians for Public Education with four other women in the mid 1960s to...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Kelvin and Kimberly Buck; 2010

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Representatives Kelvin and Kimberly Buck. Buck graduated from Rust College, and Campbell Buck attended Mississippi State University, Auburn University, and the University of Mississippi, where she earned her...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Richard Burger; 2012

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 8, 2012 with Richard Burger at his home. Burger was born June 6, 1941 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Burger worked in the construction of the Saturn phase rocket program for NASA at present day Stennis...
    • Oral history with Fred L. Banks, Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 25, 2003 with Judge Fred L. Banks, Jr. (born 1942). In the late 1960s, Judge Banks began his law career by serving for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. He was elected three times to the House...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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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