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    • Oral history with Eva Gates

    • Oral history.; Eva Gates was born on October 4, 1948. Marriage and pregnancy at fifteen caused her to temporarily leave school although her return proved difficult because of her husband's protests and the prevailing school policies concerning...
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    • Oral history with Laura Clare Thompson Creel

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on May 19, 2008 with Laura Clare Thompson Creel. A life-long resident of Biloxi, Mrs. Creel recounts her family history and experience dealing with hurricanes, including Hurricane Katrina.
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    • Oral history with Odalee Fair

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on July 18, 2006 with Odalee Fair. A resident of New Orleans, Ms. Fair discusses her experiences during and after Hurricane Katrina.
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    • Oral history with Robert Gavagnie

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on June 12, 2007 and February 20, 2008 with Robert Gavagnie. A descendent of some of the first settlers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Mr. Gavagnie discusses his experiences as Chief of the Bay St. Louis...
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    • Oral history with Jeff Bennett

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 4, 2007 with Jeff Bennett, Director of the Gulf Coast Mental Health Center. He describes his experience during and after Hurricane Katrina.
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    • Oral history with Rev. James L. Black

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on March 6, 2009 and April 2, 2009 with James L. Black, a pastor at Faith Tabernacle of Praise in Biloxi, MS. Rev. Black describes the devastation that Hurricane Katrina wrought on the Mississppi Gulf Coast as...
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    • Oral history with Jessica Beane

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on October 26, 2005 with Jessica Beane, a full-time volunteer with Foundation Hope in Bay St. Louis. She desribes leaving her position at the University of Southern Mississippi to aid in recovery efforts on...
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    • Oral history with Fred H. Cook

    • Oral history; Fredrick Harrison Cook III was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on April 15, 1952. During his senior year at The University of Southern Mississippi, Mr. Cook was drafted by the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League. He...
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    • Oral history with Anne Petty

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 22, 2007 with Anne Petty, a retired schoolteacher, who describes hearing about Hurricane Katrina from her hospital bed in Washington and learning of its damage to her home in Pascagoula.
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    • Oral history with Letitia Haas Williams

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on December 29, 2006 with Letitia Willams, Director of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, who describes escaping to Jackson, Mississippi, before Hurricane Katrina's landfall and working with state and...
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    • Oral history with Laura Mae Davenport

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Laura Mae Davenport was born in Gholson, Mississippi, on October 22, 1908. She attended the Noxubee County Agricultural High School before moving to Shuqualak to finish high school in 1927. She began a teaching career and...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Palmer E. Foster

    • Oral history.; Mr. Palmer E. Foster was born in Jackson, Tennessee, and moved with his family to Ripley, Mississippi. After his high school graduation, he spent four years in the Army during World War II. Then he entered Rust College and in 1949...
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    • Oral history with Oliver D. Gilmer

    • Oral history.; Reverend Oliver D. Gilmer was born in Kentucky on May 31, 1927. As he grew up on a farm, he attended a one-teacher school from primer through the eighth grade. During World War II, he was drafted into the Army. He served in the...
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    • Oral history with Frank Gruich, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Dr. Frank G. Gruich was born March 12, 1920 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Dr. Gruich earned a B.S. degree from the University of Mississippi and a degree in medicine from Tulane University, after which he worked at Charity Hospital in New...
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    • Oral history with Boyce Holleman

    • Oral history.; Mr. Boyce Holleman was born on February 26, 1924, in Wiggins, Mississippi. Mr. Holleman enrolled at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in the fall of 1940, but transferred to the University of Mississippi to study law. In...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Varnell Homan

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Varnell Homan was born on February 5, 1925, in Mooreville, Mississippi. In 1936, the year of Tupelo's worst tornado, she moved to Shannon, Mississippi. In 1942 she married Elkin P. Homan, and they were farmers. To make a...
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    • Oral history with Larry Hudson

    • Oral history.; Mr. Larry Hudson Jr. was born on January 16, 1936, in Biloxi, Mississippi. After serving in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1958 to 1960, Larry Hudson Jr. earned a B.S. degree from Jackson State University in 1963. He worked in the...
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    • Oral history with Mr. James Madison Johnson

    • Oral history.; Mr. James Madison Johnson was born on March 17, 1955, in Laurel, Mississippi. During his childhood, he lived in George County, Lucedale, Leaf, and McLain, Mississippi. Mr. Johnson attended college at Mississippi Valley State,...
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    • Oral History with Ms. Frances E. Joyner

    • Oral history.; Ms. Frances Elkin Joyner was born on November 23, 1909, in Tupelo, Mississippi. She graduated from Tupelo High School and then attended National Park Seminary in Forest Glen, Maryland. She married Ernest Love Joyner, Jr. just...
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