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    • Oral history with J. C. Fairley

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on January 31, 1977 with Jimmy Carter Fairley (born 1921). A native of Greene County, Mississippi, Mr. Fairley was active in the civil rights movement at the local, state, and national levels.
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    • Oral history with Edmond Boudreaux, Jr.

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on August 2, 2007 and October 9, 2007 with Edmond Boudreaux, Jr., a longtime Mississippi Gulf Coast resident and active local historian of the region. Mr. Boudreaux discusses the impact of Hurricane Katrina on...
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    • Oral history with Curtis C. Bryant

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 11, 1995 with Curtis C. Bryant (born 1917). In 1961, Mr. Bryant and Bob Moses became the catalysts to start the voter registration drive in Mississippi. Bryant was also active in the NAACP and the...
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    • Willa Bolton; circa 1960

    • From the University Photographs Collection. A photograph of Willa Bolton. Willa Bolton was a member of the original faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi (then Mississippi Normal College) in 1912, and served as head of the geography...
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    • Oral history with Phillip West

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 18, 1980 with Phillip West (born 1946). He has served as president of the NAACP of Adams County and as second vice-president for the state.
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    • Oral history with Mr. Lee Owens, Jr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. Lee Owens, Jr. was born on May 7, 1921, in Natchez, Mississippi. As a child, Mr. Owens worked in a cotton field for half a day while attending school for half a day. Because his parents could not afford to send him to school, he...
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    • Oral history with Winifred Green

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on November 12, 1997 with Winifred Green (born 1937). After earning a bachelor's degree in English from Millsaps College in 1963, Mrs. Green and four other women formed Mississippians for Public Education, one...
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    • Oral history with Clarence Magee, 1997 and 1998

    • Oral history.; Discusses Clarence Magee's family, his responsibilities on the farm, and first memories of racism. Talks about the African American schools around Columbia, Mississippi. Describes his attempts to register to vote in Hattiesburg and...
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    • Oral history with Ernestine Denham Talbert

    • Oral history.; Discusses her childhood education, life at Alcorn State University as a college student, and her early teaching positions. Describes her voting rights lawsuit and the repercussions on her career. Expresses her opinions on school...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Kenneth Dean

    • Oral history.; Discusses race relations in New York and Mississippi, the problems of freedom-of-choice desegregation, and the power of Joe Patterson, John Bell Williams, and James Eastland in Mississippi politics. This interview reviews the lawsuit...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Sam Spinks

    • Oral history.; Dr. Sam Spinks was born on March 19, 1921, in Henleyfield, Mississippi. Dr. Spinks attended Henleyfield High School, Pearl River Junior College, The University of Southern Mississippi and The University of Florida. He served in the...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Rims Barber

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 21, 1997 with Rims Barber (born 1936). In 1964, he participated in Mississippi Freedom Summer with the National Council of Churches and returned to Mississippi with the Delta Ministry in 1965 to work in...
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    • Oral history with Reuben Anderson

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 18, 1997 with Reuben Anderson. He was the first African-American to graduate from Ole Miss Law School. His professional experience includes the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., 1967-75;...
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    • Oral history with Mayor Bennie G. Thompson

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on February 13, 1974 with Mayor Bennie G. Thompson at his office in Bolton, Mississippi. Thompson was born on January 28, 1948 in Bolton, Mississippi. He received a BA in political science from Tougaloo College...
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    • Oral history with Mayor E.S. Bishop, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on February 27, 1991 in the city hall of Corinth, Mississippi with Mayor Edward S. Bishop, Sr. Bishop was born in Starkville, Mississippi on December 11, 1907. In 1926, he completed high school at Jackson...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Maurice R. Black

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 25, 1991 with Mr. Maurice Black at his home near North Carrollton, Mississippi. Black was born on October 18, 1915, near Flora, Mississippi, in Madison County. After graduating from Hinds Junior College...
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    • Oral history with Sheila Shiki y Kessler Michaels

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 5, 1999 with Sheila Michaels (born 1939). She attended the College of William and Mary, but was suspended for her political and racial opinions while on the school's newspaper board. In 1961, she joined...
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