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    • Oral History with Celestine Labat; 2002

    • Oral history.; Celestine Labat graduated from high school in Indianapolis, Indiana as there were no high schools for black students in 1918 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. One of thirteen children of a Catholic French Creole family, she became a...
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    • Oral History with Nathan Walker Jr.; 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 G.W. Carney; 2010

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted June 12, 2010 with G.W. Carney. Carney was born in Crystal Springs, Mississippi and moved to Biloxi at the age of 2. A graduate of Nichols High School, he participated in the Biloxi Beach Wade-Ins of the early...
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    • Oral history with Frank Bridges; 2000

    • Oral history.; Frank Bridges was born in 1923 in Biloxi, Mississippi. He served during World War II in Guadalcanal and Guam. After returning from the war, he worked a few odd jobs before moving to Chicago. After a brief stay, he returned to his...
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    • Oral history with Eldora Johnson; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Eldora Johnson. Johnson, born August 20, 1902, discusses living in the segregated South. During the 1960s era of the civil rights movement, Johnson participated in workplace integration, as she worked with...
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    • Oral History with Harry Tartt; 2002

    • Oral history.; Harry Tartt attended Mobile County Training School in Plateau, Alabama, and New Orleans University (now Dillard University) in New Orleans, Louisiana, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1933. From 1934 through 1937, Reverend...
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    • Oral history with Joseph Smith; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 15, 2001 in Claiborne County, Mississippi. Joseph Smith was born in 1910 in Willows, Mississippi, to Ben Smith and Missy January Smith. He was educated at Mount Pilgrim School in Rocky Springs. He married...
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    • Oral history with Jimmy Swan; 1977

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 23, 1977 with Mr. Jimmy Swan. Jimmy Swan was born in Cullman County, Alabama, but ran away from home when he was thirteen or fourteen and ended up in Wayne County, Mississippi. He sang in nightclubs and...
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    • Oral history with Hattie Broadus; 2003

    • Oral history.; Hattie Rogers Broadus was born in 1907. She finished eighth grade in Perkinston, Mississippi. As a teenager, Broadus began domestic work for hire. She moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast where she married Maxie M. Broadus in 1932 in...
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    • Oral history with Otho Monroe

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 19, 1975 with Otho Monroe (born 1912). Mr. Monroe was superintendent of the Senatobia School District from 1949 until 1968, when he resigned in protest of school desegregation.
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    • Oral history with Hattye Gatson; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Hattye Gatson conducted on January 16, 2000. Hattye Gatson was born in 1942 in Pickens, Mississippi and later moved to Durant. She joined the movement there for African American civil rights and began challenging...
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    • Oral history with Clearese Cook

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted in November, 1994, with Clearese Cook. Ms. Cook grew up in the Irene Chapel Community of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She attended De Priest Consolidated School in the Palmers Crossing Community of Hattiesburg and...
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    • Oral History with Dorothy Walker; 2003

    • Oral history.; Dorothy Walker was born in 1926, in Gulfport, Mississippi. She attended Thirty-third Avenue High School and spent two years studying nursing at Samuel Huston College in Austin, Texas. Finding nursing not to her liking, Mrs. Walker...
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    • Oral history with Gladys Austin; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 2, 1995 with Miss Gladys Austin (born 1927). Miss Austin was born April 1, 1927 in Laurel, Mississippi. She graduated from Oak Park High School, received a B.S. degree from Tennessee A & I College (now...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Percy Greene; 1972

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 14, 1972 with Mr. Percy Greene at his office in Jackson, Mississippi. Greene was born on September 7, 1897 in Jackson, Mississippi and died on April 16, 1977. He was very active in the civil rights...
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    • Oral history with T.B. Bankston; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview with T. B. Bankston recorded on October 16, 1999. T. B. Bankston was born in October, 1917 and grew up sharecropping at Duck Hill, near Tupelo, Mississippi. Topics discussed include: traditional medicine, childhood...
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    • Oral history with Oseola McCarty; 1996

    • Oral history.; Miss Oseola McCarty was born on March 7, 1908, in Wayne County, Mississippi. McCarty attended Eureka Elementary School until the sixth grade when she dropped out to care for an aunt who was ill. While still in school, McCarty began...
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