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    • Finding aid for the Colmer (William M.) Papers.

    • Materials in this collection were donated by William M. Colmer: First accession-1970. Additional information online at:
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    • Oral history with Annie Stewart; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Annie Lee Stewart conducted on March 22, 2000. Annie Lee Stewart was born in Grenada County, Mississippi in 1927 and grew up on the land that her parents sharecropped. Stewart joined the movement for civil rights after...
    • Oral history with Captain George A. Stevens

    • Oral history.; Mr. George A. Stevens was born in 1910 in Forrest County, Mississippi. He attended Hattiesburg public schools but graduated from high school in Anthony, New Mexico. Mr. Stevens returned to attend The University of Southern...
    • Oral history with Captain Viola Brown Sanders

    • Oral history.; Viola Brown Sanders was born in Sidon, Mississippi, on February 21, 1921. After Miss Sanders finished her education, she taught school for two years in Glen Allan, Mississippi. In 1943, Miss Sanders joined the United States Navy...
    • Oral history with Colonel Lawrence E. Roberts; 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...
    • Oral history with Dr. Aaron Henry; 1972

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 1, 1972 with Dr. Aaron Henry in his drugstore in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Henry was born on July 2, 1922 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. After serving in World War II, he went to Xavier College (now Xavier...
    • Oral history with Dr. John Paul Quon

    • Oral history.; Dr. John Paul Quon was born June 11, 1942, in Moorhead, Mississippi. His parents emigrated from China to Mississippi to participate in a family-owned grocery store. Dr. Quon was in the first public school class in Mississippi that...
    • Oral history with Eddie Thomas; 1999

    • Oral history; Interview conducted on June 28, 1999 with Eddie Thomas. Eddie Thomas Sr. is a barber and a resident of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mr. Thomas was born in Sharkey County at Nitta Yuma, Mississippi in 1926 and moved to Vicksburg in 1946....
    • Oral history with J.C. Fairley; 1977

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on January 31, 1977 with Jimmy Carter Fairley (born 1921). A native of Greene County, Mississippi, Mr. Fairley was active in the civil rights movement at the local, state, and national levels.
    • Oral history with John M. Perkins; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with John M. Perkins. Reverend John M. Perkins was born to Jasper and Maggie Wallace Perkins in New Hebron, Lawrence County in June 1930. His family were sharecroppers. Perkins’ grandmother had nineteen children;...
    • Oral history with Joseph E. Wroten

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 4, 1993 with Joseph E. Wroten (born 1925). Mr. Wroten became famous as one of only two Mississippi House Representatives who voted in favor of allowing blacks to enroll at the University of Mississippi.
    • Oral history with Joseph Schwartz; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 24, 1999 with Joseph Schwartz (born 1938). Joseph Schwartz was born in 1938 in New York City. Both of his parents were political activists. The family moved to California in 1946 and Schwartz graduated...
    • Oral history with Josephine Bell; 1996

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 22, 1996 with Mrs. Josephine Clemons Bell (born 1909). Mrs. Josephine Clemons Bell's teaching career in elementary education in the public schools of Natchez-Adams County spans twenty-nine and a half...
    • Oral history with Julian Beck Feibleman; 1974

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 26, 1974 with Rabbi Julian B. Feibelman in his office at the Temple Sinai in New Orleans, Louisiana. Feibelman was born on March 23, 1897 in Jackson, Mississippi. He remained in Jackson for the first...
    • Oral history with Lola Berry; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Lola Berry. Lola Wilson Durr Berry was born in 1926 near Mendenhall, MS to Charlie Walker and Roberta Wilson. Berry began sharecropping in cotton fields at the age of seven. Berry left school after fifth...


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