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    • Oral history with Ms. Ruth Story

    • Oral history; Mrs. Ruth Evans Story was born on October 20, 1943, in Gulfport, Mississippi. She graduated from high school and attended Dillard University in New Orleans. On October 18, 1962, Ms. Ruth Evans married Almer L. Story in Gulfport....
    • 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 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 Ms. Juanita Wilkins

    • Oral history.; Born on January 27, 1966, in Natchez, Mississippi, to Elisha and Vera Wilkins, Ms. Juanita Wilkins was the eleventh of twelve children. She was graduated from high school in Natchez, and left two weeks later, moving to Dallas,...
    • Oral history with Mr. Loyce Searight

    • Oral history.; Born on October 20, 1939, in Sandy Ridge, Lowndes County, Alabama, Mr. Loyce Searight moved with his family to Biloxi, Mississippi, in March of 1947. He graduated from M.F. Nichols High School and went on to earn several other...
    • Oral history with Woodrow Alexander; 2005

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted August 23, 2005 at the Alexander residence in Prentiss, Mississippi. Alexander was born on August 31, 1931 in Prentiss and attended high school and junior college at Prentiss Normal Industrial Institute. Before...
    • 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 Ruby Bradford; 2005

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Ruby Bradford at the Bradford Residence. Ruby Bradford was born in Atlanta, Georgia. She relocated to Mississippi in the fifth grade when her father, a Methodist minister, received a position in Laurel. Mrs....
    • Oral history with Oliver D. Gilmer; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview with Oliver D. Gilmer recorded on October 25, 1999. Reverend Oliver D. Gilmer was born in rural Kentucky on May 31, 1927. Growing up on a farm, he attended a one-teacher school from primer through eighth grade. He was...
    • Oral history with James Madison Johnson; 2000

    • Oral history.; James Madison Johnson was born on March 17, 1955, in Laurel, Mississippi. He earned a B.S. degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and served in the Navy both full-time and in the reserves. In Biloxi, he acquired real...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Mr. Coygon Robinson, Jr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. Coygon Robinson Jr. was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on December 3, 1951. He attended Perkins Elementary School and Nichols High School. In the fifth grade, Mr. Robinson got his first set of drums, and he continued to practice...
    • Oral history with Mr. Delmar P. Robinson

    • Oral history.; Mr. Delmar Robinson was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, July 11, 1937. He attended Biloxi Colored School and M.F. Nichols School from which he graduated. Escaping the oppressive segregation of the Deep South, Mr. Robinson migrated to...
    • Oral history with Donald Evans

    • Oral history.; Mr. Donald Evans grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and attended Arkansas A and M College on a football scholarship. In the late 1960s, he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. In 1968, Mr. Evans married Hiawatha Williams and...
    • Oral history with Mr. Earl Napoleon Moore

    • Oral history.; Mr. Earl Napoleon Moore was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on December 19, 1914. His father was a ship and bridge carpenter, and his mother was a homemaker. Mr. Moore graduated from Biloxi Colored High School. He was a boxer and a...
    • Oral history with Mr. Eric Eugene Dickey; 2000

    • Oral history.; Mr. Eric Eugene Dickey was born May 7, 1966, in Biloxi, Mississippi, where his grandparents and Head Start exerted positive influences in his early life. In elementary school band, Mr. Dickey began playing trumpet, and later...
    • Oral history with Jeremiah J. O'Keefe

    • Oral history.; Mr. Jeremiah O'Keefe was born in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, on July 12, 1923. Mr. O'Keefe attended Sacred Heart Academy for high school. He entered the U.S. Navy and received his wings in the U.S. Marine Corps in May, 1943. Having...
    • Oral history with Larry Hudson; 2000

    • Oral history.; Mr. Larry Hudson Jr. was born on January 16, 1936, in Biloxi, Mississippi. After serving in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1958 to 1960, Larry Hudson Jr. earned a B.S. degree from Jackson State University in 1963. He worked in the...
    • 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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