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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 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 Kenneth Haynes, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Reverend Kenneth Haynes Sr. was born October 11, 1930, in Amite County, Mississippi. In 1958, he entered the ministry, enrolling in Harper Baptist College where he received a Diploma in Christian Education and a Doctorate of...
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    • 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. ...
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    • Oral history with Reverend Arthur Lewis Jr.

    • Oral history.; Reverend Arthur Lewis Jr. was born on October 29, 1948, in Forest Home, Alabama. He grew up in Pensacola, Florida, where he was graduated from high school in 1967. From Jackson State University, he earned a B.S.W. degree, and from...
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    • Oral history with Oliver D. Gilmer

    • Oral history.; Reverend Oliver D. Gilmer was born in Kentucky on May 31, 1927. As he grew up on a farm, he attended a one-teacher school from primer through the eighth grade. During World War II, he was drafted into the Army. He served in the...
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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....
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    • 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,...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Frances Burney

    • 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,...
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    • 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...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Augustine M. Magee

    • Oral history.; Born in Tylertown, Mississippi, on January 22, 1938, Ms. Augustine M. Magee grew up on a truck farm, helping with the daily chores to keep the farm running. She remembers her childhood as a happy time although while she worked on...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Lorita Nelson Jones

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Lorita Nelson Jones was born on July 19, 1909, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Her mother's family were originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, of Creole heritage; her grandmother, Olivia Lewis, spoke only in French. Her father Lamar...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Clara Watson

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Clara Griffin Watson was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on October 15, 1933. During the 1960s, Mrs. Watson helped the COFO workers in Mississippi, marched on the Federal Building, and housed some of the civil rights activists in...
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    • Oral history with Mr. William F. Stallworth

    • Oral history.; Mr. William F. Stallworth was born August 12, 1954, in Monroeville, Alabama. He grew up in Pensacola, Florida, Jackson, Mississippi, and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education at Jackson State...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Wesley C. Webb

    • Oral history.; Mr. Wesley C. Webb was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on April 2, 1938. After his graduation from high school, Mr. Webb entered the Navy, boarding the U.S.S. Helena for Japan. For two years and nine months, Mr. Webb served in the...
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    • 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...
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    • 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...
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    • 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...
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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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