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    • Oral history with Sara Hamilton

    • Oral history.; An interview with Sara Hamilton conducted on June 19, 2007. A volunteer project manager, Ms. Hamilton relocated from Chicago to Biloxi after Hurricane Katrina to continue working on Gulf Coast relief efforts.
    • Oral history with Cleveland Sellers, Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 2, 2003 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Cleveland Sellers was born in 1944 in rural Denmark, South Carolina. Sellers organized a college chapter of the NAACP which then became instrumental in helping the...
    • Oral history with Loyal and Thelma Thompson; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 13, 1995 with Loyal and Thelma Thompson at their home in Benton County, Mississippi. The Thompsons discuss conditions before and during the movement in Benton County, Mississippi. They discuss their...
    • Oral history with George Rogers

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 16, 1977 with George Rogers (born 1927). Mr. Rogers, a Rhodes Scholar, was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives, where he served for more than twenty years. He became well known for his...
    • Oral history with Essie Dotson; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 21, 2002 at the Dotson home in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Essie Lee Dotson was born February 1, 1933 in Grand Gulf, Mississippi. She completed her education at the Allen School and at Claiborne County...
    • Oral history with Ethel D'Anjou; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 23, 2002 in Claiborne County. Ethel Patton D’Anjou was born March 6, 1939 in Alcorn, Mississippi. She attended school at St. Mary’s Academy in New Orleans, Louisiana, and at Tolleston High School in Gary,...
    • Oral history with Mr. Wilson Evans II

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on 06-11-1981 with Mr. Wilson Evans II (born 1924). Evans began his long career as a union leader in Gulfport in 1950, later becoming president of the union. This interview covers topics as diverse as his service...
    • Oral history with Mr. Tommy Moffett

    • Oral history.; Biloxi Police Director Tommy Moffett was born March 2, 1950, in Taylorsville, Mississippi. He grew up in a household of ten siblings, and they all helped in sharecropping until Mr. Moffett was fifteen years old. His childhood was...
    • 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...
    • 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 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 Reverend Edmund Howell

    • Oral history.; Reverend Edmund Howell was born on November 14, 1917, in Jackson, Alabama. His father worked at the locks on the Tombigbee River. Reverend Howell spent about three years in the United States military service in the South Pacific. ...
    • Oral history with Genevera Nero Reaves; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 11, 1995 in Ashland, Mississippi, at the home of Genevera Nero Reaves. Reaves was born in Greenwood, Mississippi on January 20, 1923. Reaves was an educator and participant in the Mississippi theatre of...
    • Oral history with Mr. Erle Johnston; 1980

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 30, 1980 with Mr. Erle Johnston at his home in Forest, Mississippi. Johnston was born on October 10, 1917 in Garyville, Louisiana. In 1941, he moved to Forest, Mississippi and bought the fledgling...
    • Oral history with Augustine Magee; 1999

    • Oral history.; Augustine M. Magee was born in Tylertown, Mississippi, on January 22, 1938. She grew up on a truck farm and married at eighteen. She lived in New Orleans from 1956 to 1964 and returned to Tylertown from 1964 to 1996 to care for aging...
    • Oral history with Frances Burney; 2000

    • Oral history.; Ms. Frances Burney was born May 29, 1913, in Vancleave, Mississippi. When she was eighteen, she married and moved to Biloxi, Mississippi. Until 1951, she stayed home rearing her four children; at that time, her husband became ill,...
    • Oral history with Alva Beck; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted January 16, 2003 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Alva Beck was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi. After graduating high school, Beck attended Rust College and began volunteering for the advancement of civil...
    • Oral history with Victoria Webb Beck; 2005

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted July 27, 2005. Victoria Webb Beck was born in Yazoo City, MS. This interview documents her career as a teacher faced with segregation and unequal rights. Ms. Beck taught at schools throughout Mississippi, in...
    • Oral history with Allie Jane Beck; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 14, 1995 with Allie Jane Beck at her home in Lamar, Mississippi. Beck was born August 12, 1919. She discusses sharecropping, registering to vote in 1964, and seeking employment at the local shirt...


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