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    • Oral history with Joseph Smith; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 15, 2001 in Claiborne County, Mississippi. Joseph Smith was born in 1910 in Willows, Mississippi, to Ben Smith and Missy January Smith. He was educated at Mount Pilgrim School in Rocky Springs. He married...
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    • Oral History with Walter Walker; 2002

    • Oral history.; Born in Louisiana in 1924 Walter Walker worked in construction, farming, in seafood factories, and on the railroad. In 1933 he moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Later Mr. Walker worked as a home builder, and in the kitchen and...
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    • Oral history with Alonzo Brandon; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 24, 2002 in Claiborne County. Brandon describes conditions of sharecropping, including the relationships that developed with local stores. He discusses foodways and describes the process of making syrup. ...
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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 Mr. Maurice Turner

    • Oral history.; Maurice Guyton Turner was born on April 29, 1912, in Greene County, Mississippi. He graduated from Greene County Agriculture High School in 1932. After staying out of school for a year he worked in his brother's grocery store. He...
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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 Arthur Kennedy; 2003

    • Oral history.; Arthur Kennedy was born in the Handsboro community of Gulfport in 1923. In 1942 he joined the Navy and served for 10 years. After leaving the military, Kennedy returned to Gulfport and began working as a well driller for C. T....
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    • Oral history with T.B. Bankston; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview with T. B. Bankston recorded on October 16, 1999. T. B. Bankston was born in October, 1917 and grew up sharecropping at Duck Hill, near Tupelo, Mississippi. Topics discussed include: traditional medicine, childhood...
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    • Oral history with Irene Marshall; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted January 9, 2001 in Westside, Mississippi. Irene Cadney Marshall was born April 20, 1919, in Westside, Mississippi to Matt Cadney and Joana Ross. Marshall attended school at Bethel School, where she was taught by...
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    • Oral history with Erskine Caldwell

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on August 25, 1971 with Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987). Mr. Caldwell was a prominent American author whose works include Tobacco Road, (1932) and God's Little Acre (1933).
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    • Oral history with Alfred Brown Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Born in Gulfport, Mississippi in 1932, Alfred Brown attended Thirty-third Avenue High School from which he graduated. He was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, and he served for one year and nine months....
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    • Oral history with Pete Johnson; 1993

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on January 26, 1993 with Pete Johnson, nephew of Paul B. Johnson Jr., at his home in Madison, Mississippi. Pete Johnson was born on May 12, 1948 in Alexandria, Louisiana. He received his B.S. degree in business...
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    • Oral history with John Morris Ward; 2001

    • Oral history.; John Morris Ward was born in 1926 near the Natchez Trace in Attala County, Mississippi. During World War II he served in Germany as an Air Force mechanic. After returning to Mississippi, he worked in Attala County in a salt mill, as...
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    • Oral history with Ernest Camper; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Ernest Camper. Ernest Camper was born in Pinola, MS in August 1911. He grew up on a farm that grew cotton and corn. Camper and his first wife had ten children and were married for thirty-seven years until her...
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    • Oral history with Henry Peacock; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Henry Peacock conducted on April 2, 2000. Henry Peacock was born in Holcomb, Missisippi in 1949 on the Shaw Plantation where his father was a sharecropper. He went to school in Grenada when he was not working on the...
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