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    • Oral history with Frank Smith; 2001

    • Oral history.; Frank Smith was born September 17, 1942 and raised in Newnan, Georgia. A Morehouse College Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) leader, Smith came to Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1962 as a volunteer and stayed in...
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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 F.L. Spight; 1995

    • Oral history; Interview conducted December 13, 1995 in Ripley, Mississippi at F.L. Spight's home. F.L. Spight was born in Ripley, Mississippi in 1919 and worked to bring expanded educational opportunities for African Americans to the area. He was...
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    • Oral history with Arvern Moore; 2001

    • Oral history.; Arvern Moore was born in Byhalia, Marshall County, Mississippi in 1936. He attended high school in Memphis, earned his college degree, and taught in Mississippi's black public schools. He was active in direct civil rights actions....
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    • Oral history with Mayo Wilson; 1994

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 15, 1994. Mayo D. Wilson, a native of Cary, Mississippi, is a graduate of Tougaloo College and a veteran of the Korean War. He taught math and science at Coahoma Agricultural High School and was director...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Phyllis Hawkins Harper

    • Oral history.; Ms. Phyllis Hawkins Harper was born October 6, 1933, in Mooreville, Mississippi. She graduated from Mooreville High School and went on to Itawamba Junior College and the University of Mississippi. During the Depression, Ms. Harper...
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    • Oral history with Reverend Robert James Jamison

    • Oral history.; Reverend Robert James Jamison was born on May 28, 1936, and lived in both St. Louis, Missouri, and the community of Shake Rag in Tupelo, Mississippi. Reverend Jamison earned money in high school from carpentry and upon graduation, he...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Earl W. Banks

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 26, 1975 with Earl W. Banks, 1905-1986. He enrolled at Alcorn University in Lorman, Mississippi, for one year, then transferred to Jackson State University where he completed high school. He continued...
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    • Oral history with Clearese Cook

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted in November, 1994, with Clearese Cook. Ms. Cook grew up in the Irene Chapel Community of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She attended De Priest Consolidated School in the Palmers Crossing Community of Hattiesburg and...
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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 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 Minnie McFarland Weeks; 2007

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted in March 2007 with Minnie McFarland Weeks at her home in West Point, Mississippi. Weeks was born April 25, 1926 in Clay County, Mississippi. She describes race relations growing up in Mississippi, but also her...
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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 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 Burris Dunn; 1978

    • Oral history.; Burris Leon Dunn was born in the Oak Ridge Community of Warren County, Mississippi on June 30, 1908, the son of Dr. Robert Burris Dunn and Ruby Richardson-Dunn. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Jackson, Mississippi. ...
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    • Oral history with Mr. King Thomas Evans, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. King T. Evans was born on March 19, 1913 near Uniontown, Alabama, in Perry County. In 1925, Mr. Evans moved to Mississippi with his parents. His father was a mechanic and farmer. For a brief period, Mr. Evans attended the...
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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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