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    • Oral history with Willie T. Allen; 2008

    • Oral history.; Interview with Willie T. Allen conducted on Ferbuary 18, 2008. Willie T. Allen was born in southwest Grenada County in 1930. Allen graduated from high school in 1951 and served 2 years in the United States Army in clerical service....
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    • Oral history with John Daniel Wesley; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview with John Daniel Wesley conducted on October 16, 1999. John Daniel Wesley was born in Lincoln County, Mississippi in 1926. He grew up on the farm his father leased and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1945. After returning...
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    • Oral history with Ollye Brown Shirley; 1999

    • Oral history; Interview conducted June 18, 1999 with Ollye Brown Shirley. Ollye Brown Shirley was born in Mound Bayou, Mississippi. She graduated from Mound Bayou High School in 1949 and then studied at Tougaloo College. She went on to Mississippi...
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    • Oral history with Lee Willie Miller; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview with Lee Willie Miller conducted on July 29, 1999. Lee Willie Miller was born in 1917 in Stampley, Mississippi on a 220-acre plantation owned by her father. After her father died, she moved to Jackson in 1930 and then to...
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    • Oral history with Father Peter Quinn; 1999

    • Oral history.; Father Peter Oliver Quinn was born on April 11, 1937, in Ireland. He was ordained when he was twenty-five years old in Ireland, and he came to Mississippi in September, 1962. Father Quinn's first assignment was at Sacred Heart...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Lee Owens, Jr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. Lee Owens, Jr. was born on May 7, 1921, in Natchez, Mississippi. As a child, Mr. Owens worked in a cotton field for half a day while attending school for half a day. Because his parents could not afford to send him to school, he...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Balfour William Ruff

    • Oral history.; Mr. Balfour William Ruff Sr. was born March 31, 1923, in Jackson, Mississippi. He moved to Tupelo at a young age and attended its public schools. For many years he operated the Ruff Dairy Farm, the first in the Tupelo area to...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Lorita Nelson Jones

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Lorita Nelson Jones was born on July 19, 1909, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Her mother's family were originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, of Creole heritage; her grandmother, Olivia Lewis, spoke only in French. Her father Lamar...
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    • 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;...
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    • Oral history with Jasper Neely; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Jasper Neely conducted on February 19, 2000. Jasper Neely was born in Grenada, Mississippi in 1938. He experienced racism and discrimination at an early age. At the age of 25 Neely got involved in the movement to...
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    • Oral history with Ken Scudder; 2004

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted November 14, 2004 in San Francisco, California. Scudder was born July 20, 1941. He was a summer volunteer in Mississippi. He recalls his youth and his family's frequent moves as equipping him with an acute...
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    • Oral history with Michael Mills; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted October 10, 2002 with Michael Mills. Michael P. Mills was born on August 25, 1956, in Charleston, South Carolina. He received a BA from the University of Mississippi, a JD from the University of Mississippi...
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    • Oral history with Walter Bruce; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview with Walter Bruce conducted on October 9, 1999. Walter Bruce was born on May 30, 1928, in Durant, Mississippi, in Holmes County. His mother was Georgia Powell Bruce, and his father was Walter Bruce Sr. During Mr. Bruce's...
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    • Oral history with Eric Eugene Dickey; 2010

    • Oral history.; Mr. Eric Eugene Dickey was born May 7, 1966, in Biloxi, Mississippi, where his grandparents and Head Start exerted positive influences in his early life. In elementary school band, Mr. Dickey began playing trumpet, and later expanded...
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    • Oral history with Franzetta Sanders; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Franzetta Sanders conducted on May 17, 2000. Franzetta W. Sanders was born in Moss Point, Mississippi in 1936. She joined the NAACP in the early 1960s and became increasingly involved in the movement for civil rights....
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    • 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...
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