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    • Oral history with Ellen Oakes Pettit; 2002

    • Oral history.; Ellen Claire Oakes Pettit was born August 5, 1936 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. As a young girl, she boarded at the old Attala Agricultural High School in McAdams, referred to as the Attala "Ag." During World War II her family moved to...
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    • Oral history with Arraner Stephens Spivey; 2002

    • Oral history.; Arraner Stephens Spivey was born in 1908 in Winston County, Mississippi. At the age of two her family moved to Attala County to work as sharecropper on the Jim Rimmer place. In 1916 the family moved to the Jameson place. Spivey...
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    • Oral history with William White; 2003

    • Oral history.; William C. White was born in 1921 in the Pleasant Hill community. As a young boy, White attended the Attala County Training School. He graduated as an honors student in 1942 and later took a national defense course at Alcorn College....
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    • Oral history with John Morris Ward; 2001

    • Oral history.; John Morris Ward was born in 1926 near the Natchez Trace in Attala County, Mississippi. During World War II he served in Germany as an Air Force mechanic. After returning to Mississippi, he worked in Attala County in a salt mill, as...
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    • Oral history with James Meredith; 2002

    • Oral history.; James Meredith was born June 25, 1933 in Attala County, Mississippi. As a young boy, he attended the Attala County Training School. At eighteen years old, Meredith enlisted in the United States Air Force and served from 1951 to 1960....
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    • Oral history with Walter Bruce; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview with Walter Bruce conducted on October 9, 1999. Walter Bruce was born on May 30, 1928, in Durant, Mississippi, in Holmes County. His mother was Georgia Powell Bruce, and his father was Walter Bruce Sr. During Mr. Bruce's...
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    • Oral history with Annie Maude Cummins; 2001

    • Oral history.; Annie Maude Cummins was born in 1908 in Possumneck, Mississippi. Her early years were spent on her family's 120-acre farm where they raised their own food and grew cotton, corn, and peas. As a young girl, the typical day included...
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    • Oral history with Julian Brunt; 1999

    • Oral history.; Julian Glenn Brunt was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1951. His father was a career Army officer who served in the chemical corps, and the family was stationed in Pine Bluff, Washington, D.C., Heidelberg, Germany, Puerto Rico, and...
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    • Oral history with Carolyn Dupuy Mitchell; 2001

    • Oral history.; Carolyn Dupuy Mitchell was born in Murphy, a farming community in the Mississippi Delta. She recalls the burning of her first school and having to attend classes in the local depot and church. During her early school years,...
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    • Oral history with Hugh Potts, Sr.; 2002

    • Oral history.; Hugh Swinton Potts, Sr. was born August 17, 1911 in Attala County, Mississippi. He attended high school in Kosciusko and graduated in 1932. After furthering his education at the University of Mississippi, Potts started his long...
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    • Oral history with Roberta Walker; 2003

    • Oral history.; Roberta Eleanor Carr Walker was born August 30, 1917 in Attala County. Walker graduated from Tougaloo College and taught at Northside School in Kosciusko at the time of school integration. She married Lee Walter Walker.
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    • Oral history with Eargia Winters; 2001

    • Oral history.; Eargia Winters was born just outside of McCool in Attala County, Mississippi. She spent her early education in a one-room schoolhouse in the Bear Creek and Thatcher Hill Communities. Winters later went on to the Attala County...
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    • Oral history with James R. Ables; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview with James "Ronnie" Ables conducted on June 25, 2003. James “Ronnie” Ables was born in Sallis, Mississippi. Ables' father served as mayor of Sallis. Ables received his Bachelor's degree in accounting from Mississippi State...
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    • Oral history with Clyde Cade; 2000

    • Oral history.; Clyde Cade was born in 1897 to Charlie and Laura Cade in Possumneck, Mississippi. He recalls experiences from his early life that include receiving electricity for the first time at the age of 9, raising food on his family's farm,...
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    • Oral history with Nancy Comfort Heilbronner; 2003

    • Oral history.; Nancy Comfort Heilbronner was born on April 20, 1920 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Heilbronner attended the University of Mississippi and graduated with a teaching degree in 1942. She went on to earm a degree in library science from the...
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    • Oral history with Katherine Carr Esters; 2001

    • Oral history.;Katherine Carr Esters was born on April 9, 1928 in rural Attala County, Mississippi. Esters grew up with racial segregation and attended school at Mary Holmes Seminary High School during the Jim Crow era. In one incident in 1946,...
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    • Oral history with William R. “Bill” Ford; 2003

    • Oral history.; William R. "Bill" Ford was born on June 18, 1916 in Taylorsville, Mississippi. He graduated high school in 1934 and went on to study at Millsaps College in Jackson. After graduating Ford began teaching Latin, history and government...
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    • Oral history with Willie M. Blaine; 2003

    • Oral history.; William M. Blaine was born in Ethel, Mississippi. His ancestors moved to Attala County in the 1840s, settling in the Bear Creek Community. Blaine joined the U.S Air Force in 1953 and served for 22 years. He completed electronics...
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    • Oral history with Mary Van Ford; 2003

    • Oral history.; Mary Van Ford was born in January, 1924 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. As a young girl, she attended Attala County Training school while working for a local family. Ford started work at the age of 12, both before and after school. She...
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