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    • Oral history with Johnny Burnett; 2006

    • Oral history.; Johnny Burnett was born in Mobile, Alabama and raised from age six months in Jones County, Mississippi. He was elected constable in 1984, and later elected to the Board of Supervisors 2004-2008.
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    • Oral History with Celestine Labat; 2002

    • Oral history.; Celestine Labat graduated from high school in Indianapolis, Indiana as there were no high schools for black students in 1918 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. One of thirteen children of a Catholic French Creole family, she became a...
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    • Oral History with Wendell Taylor; 2003

    • Oral history.; Reverend Wendell P.C. Taylor was born in 1915, in Rankin County, Mississippi. His grandparents, all born around 1847, had been slaves; his grandmother was one of the first African American teachers in Mississippi, and his grandfather...
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    • Oral History with Alonzo Daniels; 2002

    • Oral history.; Alonzo Daniels was born in 1913, in Pearlington, Mississippi. In 1918, Daniels' family moved to Bay St. Louis. Mr. Daniels attended Valena C. Jones Public School in Bay St. Louis through tenth grade. In 1931, he graduated from St....
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    • Oral history with John M. Perkins; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on April 23, 2003 with John M. Perkins. Reverend John M. Perkins was born in New Hebron, in Lawrence County, Mississippi in June 1930. His family were sharecroppers. Perkins' grandmother had nineteen children; his...
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    • Oral History with Willie Cox; 2003

    • Oral history.; Willie J. Cox was born in 1942, in Ripley, Mississippi. Mr. Cox attended Turkey Creek Elementary and High School. In 1961 the Turkey Creek school was closed, and Mr. Cox graduated from North Gulfport High School. After high school,...
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    • Oral history with Lounett Gore; 2008

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 19, 2008 with Lounett Gore at a private residence. Gore was born March 11, 1909 in Jones County, Mississippi. Gore describes growing up and living in a segregated society, the place of faith and gospel...
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    • Oral history with Gladys Austin; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 2, 1995 with Miss Gladys Austin (born 1927). Miss Austin was born April 1, 1927 in Laurel, Mississippi. She graduated from Oak Park High School, received a B.S. degree from Tennessee A & I College (now...
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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 Umoja Kwanguvu; 1999

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 8, 1999 with Umoja Kwanguvu (born 1925). Umoja Kwanguvu, born William Jones, grew up in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1940s and 1950s, he served briefly in the Army and Air Force before earning his...
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    • Oral history with Eldora Johnson; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Eldora Johnson. Johnson, born August 20, 1902, discusses living in the segregated South. During the 1960s era of the civil rights movement, Johnson participated in workplace integration, as she worked with...
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    • 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...
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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 Richard Marsh; 2012

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Richard K. Marsh on October 29, 2012 in Gulfport, Mississippi on the Gulf Coast Campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. Marsh was born April 22, 1962 in Gulfport. He talks about some of the...
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    • Oral history with Johnnie Faye Inge; 1998

    • Oral history.; Interview with Johnnie Faye Inge conducted on November 28, 1998. Johnnie Faye Inge was born in Laurel, Mississippi on July 14, 1948. She was one of the first African American students to integrate the previously all-white Meridian...
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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 to Forest, Mississippi and bought the fledgling...
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    • Oral History with Harry Tartt; 2002

    • Oral history.; Harry Tartt attended Mobile County Training School in Plateau, Alabama, and New Orleans University (now Dillard University) in New Orleans, Louisiana, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1933. From 1934 through 1937, Reverend...
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    • Oral history with Obie Clark; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted March 13, 1999. Mr. Obie Clark was born in 1932 near Dekalb, Mississippi. He graduated from Mississippi Industrial College and taught school in Meridian, Mississippi. During the 1960s, he was active with the...
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    • Oral history with Loyal and Thelma Thompson; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 13, 1995 with Loyal and Thelma Thompson at their home in Benton County, Mississippi. The Thompsons discuss conditions before and during the movement in Benton County, Mississippi. They discuss their...
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