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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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    • 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 Nancy Rie Barland; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Nancy Rie Barland in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Nancy Rie Disharoon Barland was born July 22, 1922 at Bowling Green Plantation, about eight miles east of Port Gibson, Mississippi. Her parents were Florine Levy...
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    • Oral history with M.L. Shorter; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with M.L. Shorter. M. L. Shorter was born to Melissa Lee and Charles Thomas Shorter in the Touchstone-New Zion community in June 1923. He is one of seven children, all boys. Shorter's mother died when he was six...
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    • Oral History with Joe Moore; 2003

    • Oral history.; Joe Moore grew up on a large farm in Newton County, one of 16 children. He joined the Navy in 1943 and served in the Pacific. After moving to Gulfport in 1955 he worked for the Veterans Administration, and later became one of the...
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    • Oral history with Ellen Drake McCarley; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 19, 2002, in the McCarley home in Port Gibson, Mississippi. McCarley was born October 19, 1919 in Port Gibson. She discusses growing up, sharecropping and tenancy, her education at Port Gibson High School...
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    • Oral history with Ethel D'Anjou; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 23, 2002 in Claiborne County. Ethel Patton D’Anjou was born March 6, 1939 in Alcorn, Mississippi. She attended school at St. Mary’s Academy in New Orleans, Louisiana, and at Tolleston High School in Gary,...
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    • Oral history with Rosie Lee Hedrick; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted June 14, 2002 in Port Gibson, Mississippi at the Hedrick home. Rosie Lee Hedrick was born November 7, 1913 in Port Gibson, Mississippi, to Tom Nash Jr. and Georgia Sawyer. She attended Spring Hill School until...
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    • Oral history with Bessie Randall; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview with Bessie Mae Peters Randall conducted on April 8, 2003. Bessie Randall was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. At age six she moved to Gulfport, where she was educated. She considered becoming a beautician, but opted...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Ruby Magee

    • Oral history.; Four interviews conducted on June 11, September 26, October 10, and November 21, 1985 with Ms. Ruby Magee in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Magee was born on August 12, 1940 in Tylertown, Mississippi. In 1962, she received a BA in...
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    • Oral History with Willie Merrell; 2003

    • Oral history.; Willie Mae Merrell grew up in rural Liberty, Mississippi and moved to Gulfport in 1935 to complete high school at Thirty-third Avenue High School. After raising 14 children she returned to her education and graduated from the...
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    • Oral History with Richard Kelly; 2003

    • Oral history.; Richard Kelly attended Thirty-third Avenue High School in Gulfport. He worked from 1935-1942 at Gulf Park College in Long Beach. From 1943-1945, he served in the United States Army in France and the Pacific Theater. After returning...
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    • Oral history with Jack Liggans; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 22, 2002 in Claiborne County, Mississippi. Jack Liggans was born July 15, 1921 in Claiborne County to George Liggans, Sr. and Bessie Butler. He was educated at Watson Chapel School and Claiborne County...
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    • Oral history with Mary Spell; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Mary Spell. Mary Maude Spell was born to George Washington Spell and Lu Ella Shorter between Braxton and Harrisville, Mississippi in January 1908. Spell was born in the house built by her great-grandfather in...
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    • Oral History with LaMont Martin; 2003

    • Oral history.; LaMont Martin was born in Mobile and moved to Gulfport after his mother's death. After graduating high school, Martin entered the Army and after training, served in England and Germany. Upon returning to Mississippi he completed...
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    • Oral History with Annie M. Johnson; 2003

    • Oral history.; Born in 1918, in Shuqualak, Mississippi, Annie M. Johnson and her family fled under threat of racist violence and settled in Gulfport. In 1936, Mrs. Johnson graduated from Thirty-third Avenue High School; in 1940 she graduated from...
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    • Oral history with Robert P. Sugg; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted August 29, 2002. Robert P. Sugg was born in Eupora, Mississippi on February 21, 1916. He attended Mississippi State University and the Jackson School of Law, now the Mississippi College School of Law, and began...
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