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    • Oral History with Aurabelle Caggins; 2003

    • A collection of interviews with African Americans of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, circa twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, who knew Colonel John Robinson, an African American pilot who was tapped by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Sellassie in the...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Billie Rossie Tonos

    • Oral history.; Billie Rossie Tonos was born November 12, 1924, in Shaw, Mississippi, to Nazira Hallal Rossie and Sam Rossie, Americans of Lebanese descent. In May of 1942, she graduated from Shaw High School and enrolled at Delta State Teachers...
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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 Dr. Charlotte Siegel Kaplan

    • Oral history.; Dr. Charlotte Siegel Kaplan was born in Sunflower, Mississippi, on August 20, 1920, to Sadie Courland Siegel and Samuel Siegel who had emigrated from Europe at the turn of the twentieth century. In the Delta of Mississippi, the...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Larry Rubin

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 11, 1995 with Larry Rubin (born 1942). In 1961, he helped to register voters in the South for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. In late 1963 and in 1964, Mr. Rubin worked as a civil rights...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Sank Powe

    • Oral history.; Mr. Sank Powe was born in the Delta in Elizabeth, Mississippi, on April 20, 1942. Growing up, Mr. Powe often worked in the cotton fields for meager wages. Mr. Powe attended Mound Bayou High School, Jackson State University and Delta...
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    • Oral history with Zella Weathersby; 1997

    • Oral history.; Zella McNair Weathersby was born January 1, 1929, in Mt. Olive, Mississippi. Mrs. Weathersby graduated from high school from Depriest (now known as Earl Travillion) in Hattiesburg. She attended Jackson State College and later did...
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    • Oral history with Veola Chase

    • Oral history.; Discusses the curricula, teachers and administrators, and recreational activities, including school sports at the African American schools. Compares the schools of the 1990s to those of the past, and describes the African American...
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    • Oral history with the Honorable Tony Byrne

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 17, 1980 with the Honorable Tony Byrne, former mayor of Natchez, Mississippi at his office in the Natchez City Hall. Byrne was born on May 18, 1936 in Natchez, Mississippi. He attended Mississippi...
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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 the Honorable Horace Buckley

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 11, 1977 with the Honorable Horace Buckley at his home in Jackson, Mississippi. Buckley was born on July 14, 1941 in Jackson, Mississippi. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Mississippi Valley...
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    • Oral history with the Honorable Herman B. DeCell

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 9, 1977 with the Honorable Herman B. DeCell in his office in Yazoo City, Mississippi. DeCell enrolled at the University of Mississippi but with the start of World War II, he was called to service. After...
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    • Oral history with the Honorable Frank Barber

    • Oral history.; The Honorable Frank D. Barber was born on April 2, 1929, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Barber attended the University of Mississippi for a year before volunteering for the U.S. Army which involved National Guard work in the U.S. and...
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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 Robert L. Hartenfeld

    • Oral history.; Reverend Robert L. Hartenfeld was born on February 19, 1935, in Pemberville, Ohio. He earned a B.A. from Capital University and a Master's of Theology from Trinity Seminary of Columbus, Ohio. Reverend Hartenfeld helped to start up...
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    • Oral history with Reverend Ted Shepherd

    • Oral history.; Reverend F.T. (Ted) Shepherd was born July 10, 1924, in Greenville, Mississippi. In 1942, he was graduated from Greenville High School. During World War II he served in the armed forces. He graduated from Delta State Teachers...
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