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    • Oral history with Hollis Watkins; 1996

    • Oral history.; Three interviews conducted on October 23, 29, and 30, 1996 with Hollis Watkins (born 1941), the twelfth child of sharecroppers. Mr. Watkins was jailed for participating in the Woolsworth's lunch counter sit-in in McComb and a...
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    • Oral History with Arthur Fairley; 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...
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    • Oral History with John Dawson; 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...
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    • Oral history with Lewis B. Bynum; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Lewis Bynum. Lewis Benjamin Bynum was born on Everett Reed Break, MS in 1911 to France Bynum and Molly/Mary Pauline. One of eight children, Bynum’s family moved to East Texas during World War I and returned...
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    • Oral history with Ernest Camper; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Ernest Camper. Ernest Camper was born in Pinola, MS in August 1911. He grew up on a farm that grew cotton and corn. Camper and his first wife had ten children and were married for thirty-seven years until her...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Ellie J. Dahmer

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 2, 1974 with Mrs. Ellie J. Dahmer at her home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Dahmer was born in Jasper County, Mississippi in 1925. After completing high school at Jasper County Training School she...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Martin Thomas King, Jr.

    • Oral history.; On September 13, 1924, Mr. Martin Thomas King, Jr., was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. As a child, Mr. King witnessed the flood of 1927. Mr. King attended public school in Vicksburg. From 1942 to 1946, Mr. King served in the Navy in...
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    • Oral history with Judge Robin Alfred Midcalf

    • Oral history.; Judge Robin Alfred Midcalf was born November 13, 1961 and grew up in Harrison County. Judge Midcalf married a man who became an abusive husband and at eighteen she divorced, becoming a single parent. She worked to put herself...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Thomas Y. Minniece

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 15, 1978 with Mr. Thomas Y. Minniece. Minniece was born in Meridian, Mississippi on October 9, 1912. He received a BA degree from the University of Texas in 1933 and a law degree from the University of...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Edith Ruff Thomas

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Edith Ruff Thomas was born on February 12, 1920. She grew up on a farm that became well-established, providing products throughout Tupelo. In 1936, she lived through the Tupelo tornado, and in 1937 she was graduated from Tupelo...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Maurice Turner

    • Oral history.; Maurice Guyton Turner was born on April 29, 1912, in Greene County, Mississippi. He graduated from Greene County Agriculture High School in 1932. After staying out of school for a year he worked in his brother's grocery store. He...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Hollis Watkins

    • Oral history.; Three interviews conducted on October 23, 29, and 30, 1996 with Hollis Watkins (born 1941), the twelfth child of sharecroppers. Mr. Watkins was jailed for participating in the Woolsworth's lunch counter sit-in in McComb and a...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Monroe (Bill) Winston

    • Oral history.; Mr. Monroe (Bill) Winston was born September 12, 1907, in Caseyville, Lincoln County, Mississippi. His parents were sharecroppers on the Red Star plantation, the same plantation where his grandmother had been a slave. Mr. Winston...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Sarah Harris Ruffin

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Sarah Harris Ruffin was born on April 15, 1914. Her parents came to Hattiesburg in the early 1900s. When young, Mrs. Ruffin did domestic and warehouse work. In 1949, she began working at the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital as a nurse's...
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    • Oral history with Mr. William Joel Blass

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 26, 1977 with William Joel Blass (born 1917). As a lawyer in 1952, he successfully prosecuted the Boyce Holleman case by proving that voter fraud had kept Holleman from winning. Beginning in 1953, 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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