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    • Oral history with Mr. Erle Johnston; 1980

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 30, 1980 with Mr. Erle Johnston at his home in Forest, Mississippi. Johnston was born on October 10, 1917 in Garyville, Louisiana. In 1941, he moved Forest, Mississippi and bought the fledgling newspaper,...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Sarah H. Johnson; 1978

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 10, 1978 with Ms. Sarah Johnson at her home in Greenville, Mississippi. Johnson was born on March 10, 1938 in Charleston, South Carolina. She is an African American woman who has been active on...
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    • Oral history with Rev. Sammie Rash; 1977

    • Oral history.; Reverend Sammie Rash was born in Sunflower County, Mississippi, on July 31, 1942. His parents were sharecroppers, and in 1949 they moved the family to the McGann plantation in Bolivar County, where Reverend Rash grew up. In 1963...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Amzie Moore; 1977

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on March 29 and April 13, 1977 with Mr. Amzie Moore at his home in Cleveland, Mississippi. Moore was born on September 23, 1911 in rural Mississippi, on the county line of Carroll and Grenada Counties. In...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Zoya Zeman

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on April 18, 1996 with Zoya Zeman (born 1943). Ms. Zeman was a civil rights activist who worked on the Mississippi Summer Project in Clarksdale, where she worked at the community center, organizing classes and...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Augustus Ashby Sr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. Augustus (Gus) Ashby Sr. was born in 1924, in Washington, D.C. and moved to Tupelo where he became active in the local church. After high school, he attended college in Holly Springs and Okolona, Mississippi. He was a member of...
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    • Oral history with Fannie Lou Hamer; 1972-1973

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on April 14, 1972 and January 25, 1973 with Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977). Hamer was a leading figure in the MFDP. She is best known for her 1964 national television...
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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 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 Professor N.R. Burger

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 11, 1982 with Professor N.R. Burger at his residence in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Burger was born on April 7, 1909 in Brookhaven, Mississippi. In 1932, he completed his undergraduate degree from Alcorn...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Mary Ellen Leftwich

    • Oral history.; Ms. Mary Ellen Leftwich was born on November 10, 1916, in Arkansas. Her mother died when she was a small child, and her father remarried. The family lived in Gunnison, Mississippi, on a farm; the young people in the community...
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    • Oral history with Terri Shaw

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 7, 1999 with Terri Shaw (born 1940). Ms. Shaw graduated from Antioch College in Yellow springs, Ohio, in 1963, then went to work for the Buffalo (NY) Courier-Express before spending the summer in...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Ruth Story

    • Oral history; Mrs. Ruth Evans Story was born on October 20, 1943, in Gulfport, Mississippi. She graduated from high school and attended Dillard University in New Orleans. On October 18, 1962, Ms. Ruth Evans married Almer L. Story in Gulfport....
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    • Oral history with Mr. Roberts Wilson, Jr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. Roberts Wilson Jr. was born July 6, 1941, in Rosedale, Mississippi. After attending both Vanderbilt University and the University of Mississippi, he went to Washington. D.C., during the mid 1960s where he worked in the office of...
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    • Oral history with Judge Fred L. Banks

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 5, 1998 with Judge Fred L. Banks, Jr. (born 1942). In the late 1960s, Judge Banks began his law career by serving for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. He was elected three times to the House of...
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    • Oral history with Ariel Barnes

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on April 1, 1993 and January 6, 1995 with Ariel Barnes (born 1917). Mrs. Barnes was born in Forest, Mississippi, but moved to Hattiesburg shortly after. She attended Alcorn University, where she earned a...
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    • Oral history with Honorable O.H. Barnett

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on October 24, 1975 with the Honorable O.H. Barnett (born 1902). Mr. Barnett was elected Circuit Court Judge in 1958 and served until 1975. He presided during the civil rights movement in the 1960s, during the...
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