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    • Oral History with Arthur Fairley; 2003

    • Oral history.; One of eighteen children, Arthur Fairley was born in 1918, in Sweet Beulah, Mississippi. His family worked a small farm, growing most of their food. While attending school, Mr. Fairley worked as a child to bring money into his family...
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    • Oral history with Tommie Lee Williams; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 20, 1999. Tommie Lee Williams was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1926. He worked for a short period in Las Vegas before entering the United States Army Signal Corp in 1944. He then returned to...
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    • Oral History with Clifton Thomas; 2003

    • Oral history.; Clifton Thomas was born in Forest, Mississippi in 1920. Mr. Thomas attended rural school at the Crudup Bottom School. In the late 1930s, Mr. Thomas joined the Civilian Conservation Corps preventing and fighting forest fires. After...
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    • Oral history with Roy Noble Lee; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted June 4, 2003 with Roy Noble Lee. Roy Noble Lee was born on October 19, 1915, to Percy Mercer Lee and Hattie May (Nutt) Lee, the second of eight siblings. He was educated in the Forest Public Schools and was a...
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    • Oral history with Minnie McFarland Weeks; 2007

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted in March 2007 with Minnie McFarland Weeks at her home in West Point, Mississippi. Weeks was born April 25, 1926 in Clay County, Mississippi. She describes race relations growing up in Mississippi, but also her...
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    • Oral history with Fred L. Banks, Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 25, 2003 with Judge Fred L. Banks, Jr. (born 1942). In the late 1960s, Judge Banks began his law career by serving for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. He was elected three times to the House...
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    • Oral history with Rev. James L. Black; 2009

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on March 6, 2009 and April 2, 2009 with James L. Black. Black, born January 4, 1945, in Biloxi, Mississippi, attended Mississippi Valley State University and Jackson State University. He served in the United...
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    • Oral history with Lenore L. Prather; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 11, 2002 with Lenore Prather. Lenore Loving Prather was born September 17, 1931. Prather attended Mississippi State College for Women, where she received her bachelor of science in 1953. She then...
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    • Oral history with Charles Griffin

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 18, 1980 with Charles Hudson Griffin (born 1926). Griffin served in the office of U. S. Congressman John Bell Williams until 1968 when he campaigned for the position himself. He served three terms...
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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 T. Elias Harris; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 23, 2002 in Port Gibson, Mississippi. T. Elias Harris was born June 30, 1933 in Pattison, Mississippi. He attended elementary school at Bannockburn Elementary School and then attended Claiborne County...
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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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    • Oral history with Dan M. Lee; 2003

    • Oral history.; Dan M. Lee was born in Petal, Mississippi, on April 19, 1926. He graduated from Petal High School in April 1944. Justice Lee served in the United States Naval Air Corps from April 1944 to June 1946. Lee attended pre-law at The...
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    • Oral history with Eberta Spinks; 1995

    • Oral history.; Eberta Spinks was born in 1914 in Mississippi. Her parents farmed until her father moved the family to Tallahalla, Mississippi in order to take a job at the sawmill there, and later moved the family to Mobile Street in Hattiesburg. ...
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    • Oral history with Kenneth Haynes, Sr.; 1999

    • 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 James P. Miller; 2000

    • Oral History.; Interview conducted on May 24, 2000. James P. Miller was born in Blaine, Mississippi in 1931 where his parents were sharecroppers. He moved to the Gulf Coast and began to work first for the International Paper Company and then as a...
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    • Oral history with Alvin Fielder; 1998

    • Oral History.; Alvin Fielder was born in 1900 in Newton County, Mississippi. He worked for Standard Drug Company in Meridian during the 1930s and passed the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy in 1933. He opened his own pharmacy in Meridian in 1934, which...
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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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