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    • Oral history with Jesse Richmond; 2000

    • Oral history.; Mr. Jesse Benjamin Richmond Jr. grew up in Jefferson Davis County, where he attended school. Mr. Richmond graduated from the Commonwealth College of Funeral Service in...
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    • Oral History with Mr. F.W. Bishop

    • Oral history.;Mr. F.W. Bishop was born on December 11, 1897, near Shaw, Mississippi. His family farmed in the Skene community before moving to Cleveland, Mississippi, in 1911. Mr. Bishop began his education in a one-room schoolhouse in Skene and...
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    • Oral history with Katherine Carr Esters; 2001

    • Oral history.;Katherine Carr Esters was born on April 9, 1928 in rural Attala County, Mississippi. Esters grew up with racial segregation and attended school at Mary Holmes Seminary High School during the Jim Crow era. In one incident in 1946,...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Ralph Noonkester; 2006

    • Oral history.;Dr. J. Ralph Noonkester was born on June 10, 1924 in Flatridge, Virginia. In 1944, he received his BA in English and Sociology from the University of Richmond. He went on to compete ThM and PhD degrees at the Southern Baptist...
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    • Oral history with Zella Weathersby; 1997

    • Oral history.; Zella McNair Weathersby was born January 1, 1929, in Mt. Olive, Mississippi. Mrs. Weathersby graduated from high school from Depriest (now known as Earl Travillion) in Hattiesburg. She attended Jackson State College and later did...
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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 Willie Cox; 2003

    • Oral history.; Willie J. Cox was born in 1942, in Ripley, Mississippi. Mr. Cox attended Turkey Creek Elementary and High School. In 1961 the Turkey Creek school was closed, and Mr. Cox graduated from North Gulfport High School. After high school,...
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    • Oral history with William D. Scott, III; 2001

    • Oral history.; William Scott was on faculty at Ole Miss at the time of this interview, which describes his experiences as a black man, growing up in Mississippi. He paints a verbal picture of his education, his innate tendency to question why race...
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    • Oral history with William R. “Bill” Ford; 2003

    • Oral history.; William R. "Bill" Ford was born on June 18, 1916 in Taylorsville, Mississippi. He graduated high school in 1934 and went on to study at Millsaps College in Jackson. After graduating Ford began teaching Latin, history and government...
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    • Oral history with Willie M. Blaine; 2003

    • Oral history.; William M. Blaine was born in Ethel, Mississippi. His ancestors moved to Attala County in the 1840s, settling in the Bear Creek Community. Blaine joined the U.S Air Force in 1953 and served for 22 years. He completed electronics...
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    • Oral history with William White; 2003

    • Oral history.; William C. White was born in 1921 in the Pleasant Hill community. As a young boy, White attended the Attala County Training School. He graduated as an honors student in 1942 and later took a national defense course at Alcorn College....
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    • Oral history with William McMillan; 2003

    • Oral history.; William A. McMillan was born in Winnabow, North Carolina in 1920. He attended segregated schools and recieved a scholarship to attend Johnson C. Smith University with the aspiration of becoming a doctor. He later decided on the field...
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    • Oral history with William Mitchell; 2002

    • Oral history.; William A. "Bill" Mitchell was born in San Antonio, Texas. During the Great Depression his parents moved west as work was scarce in the Deep South. Eventually his family relocated to a small salt mill town in Mississippi named Ethel....
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    • Oral history with Bill Monroe; 2002

    • Oral history.; William "Bill" Monroe was born in Sunflower County, Mississippi. His family eventually moved to Kosciusko, and he spent most of his early life there. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Second World War with the...
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    • Oral history with Wendell H. Paris; 2006

    • Oral history.; Wendell "Wendy" Paris was born in 1945 in Labuco, Alabama, a mining camp town outside of Birmingham. The son of college-educated parents, he attended the Tuskegee Institute and studied agriculture. He became active in civil rights...
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    • Oral history with Wade Burns; 2002

    • Oral history.; Wade Burns was born in 1950 in the Leland area of the Mississippi Delta. Burns started working for the city police department in 1974 and served for 29 years until 2003. He began his career on the streets as a patrolman but worked...
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    • 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...
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