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    • Oral history with Julia Holmes; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Julia Rodgers Holmes conducted on May 26, 2000. Julia Rodgers Holmes was born in Meridian, Mississippi in 1950 and grew up in Pascagoula. A librarian, she has worked to promote black history programs in her library and...
    • Oral history with Joseph E. Wroten; 1993

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 4, 1993 with Joseph E. Wroten (born 1925). Mr. Wroten became famous as one of only two Mississippi House Representatives who voted in favor of allowing blacks to enroll at the University of...
    • Finding aid for the Colmer (William M.) Papers.

    • Materials in this collection were donated by William M. Colmer: First accession-1970. Additional information online at:
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    • Oral history with Myrtle Brown; 2003

    • A collection of interviews with African Americans of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, circa twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, who knew Colonel John Robinson, an African American pilot who was tapped by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Sellassie in the...
    • Oral history with Nathan Jones; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 27, 2002 at the Jones home in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Nathaniel Hawthorne Jones was born April 17, 1914, in Claiborne County to Alonzo Jones and Emma Harden Jones. When he was seven years old, his mother...
    • Oral history with Jesse Boyce Holleman

    • Oral history.; Three interviews conducted on August 8 and 10, 1976 and October 19, 1976 with Jesse Boyce Holleman (born 1924). He served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1947 until 1953. At that time, he became district attorney for...
    • 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).
    • Oral history with Dr. W.J. Cunningham

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 6, 1981 with Dr. W. J. Cunningham at his home in Memphis, Tennessee. William Jefferson Cunningham was born on December 23, 1905 in Iuka, Mississippi. In 1929, he graduated from the University of...
    • Oral history with Rev. James L. Black; 2009

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on March 6, 2009 and April 2, 2009 with James L. Black. Black, born January 4, 1945, in Biloxi, Mississippi, attended Mississippi Valley State University and Jackson State University. He served in the United...
    • Oral history with Charles M. Dunagin; 2012

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 24, 2012 with Charles Dunagin at the McComb Enterprise-Journal offices. Dunagin was born June 9, 1935 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Mississippi, Dunagin held a...
    • Oral history with James Cohen; 1976

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on February 2, 1976 with James Cohen (born 1920). Mr. Cohen was born in rural Forrest County, Mississippi in 1920. Although poor, his widowed mother helped him attend college after he graduated valedictorian from...
    • Oral history with Hobert Kornegay; 1999

    • Oral History.; Interview conducted on January 6, 1999 with Hobert Kornegay. Kornegay was born in 1923 in Meridian, Mississippi. He graduated from Morehouse College and earned his dental degree from Meharry Medical College in 1948. Kornegay served...
    • Oral history with Mrs. Martha Sisson Miller

    • Oral history.; Born on November 6, 1916, in Quito, Mississippi, Mrs. Martha Sisson Miller was the daughter of John William Sisson and Myrlea Johnson Sisson. She attended elementary and high school at Indianola City School. She attended Sunflower...
    • Oral history with Miss Iva E. Sandifer

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 20, 1994 with Iva E. Sandifer (born 1918). Ms. Sandifer taught in the Hattiesburg public school system for thirty-one years. She served as secretary for her local NAACP chapter and as president of the...
    • Oral history with Dr. W. Ross Story

    • Oral history.; Born in 1947, Dr. Story was graduated from Mississippi Valley State University in 1969 where he earned a B.S.; he earned an M.Ed. from Delta State University. During his varied career he has been a sharecropper, a public school...


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