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    • Oral history with Bea Jenkins; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted January 17, 2000 in Lexington, Mississippi. She discusses growing up in Sardis, Mississippi, in Panola County. She discusses how she came to be involved in civil rights activism, voter registration, Mississippi...
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    • Oral history with James Nix

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 7, 1993 with James Nix (born 1937). In 1966, Mr. Nix formed a civil rights activist group called the Spirit. This group agitated for civil rights in Hattiesburg and served as bodyguards for local civil...
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    • Willie McGee trial; December 1945

    • From the Robert C. Waller Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of guardsmen outside of the courthouse in Laurel, Mississippi, during the first trial of Willie McGee. McGee was escorted to the trial under armed guard out of fear...
    • 1945-12
    • Willie McGee trial; December 1945

    • From the Robert C. Waller Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of guardsmen escorting Willie McGee to his first trial in Laurel, Mississippi. McGee was escorted to the trial under armed guard out of fear of a lynching. McGee,...
    • 1945-12
    • Willie McGee trial; December 1945

    • From the Robert C. Waller Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of guardsmen escorting Willie McGee to his first trial in Laurel, Mississippi. McGee was escorted to the trial under armed guard out of fear of a lynching. McGee,...
    • 1945-12
    • Willie McGee trial; December 1945

    • From the Robert C. Waller Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of guardsmen outside of the courthouse in Laurel, Mississippi, during the first trial of Willie McGee. McGee was escorted to the trial under armed guard out of fear...
    • 1945-12
    • Willie McGee trial; December 1945

    • From the Robert C. Waller Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of guardsmen in a truck with Willie McGee during his first trial in Laurel, Mississippi. McGee was escorted to the trial under armed guard out of fear of a lynching....
    • 1945-12
    • 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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    • Willie McGee trial; December 1945

    • From the Robert C. Waller Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of Willie McGee to his first trial in Laurel, Mississippi. McGee, who was accused of raping a white woman, was tried three times and found guilty each time. This...
    • 1945-12
    • Willie McGee trial; December 1945

    • From the Robert C. Waller Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of Willie McGee to his first trial in Laurel, Mississippi. McGee, who was accused of raping a white woman, was tried three times and found guilty each time. This...
    • 1945-12
    • Willie McGee trial; December 1945

    • From the Robert C. Waller Photographs. Photograph (positive image of a negative) of Willie McGee to his first trial in Laurel, Mississippi. McGee, who was accused of raping a white woman, was tried three times and found guilty each time. This...
    • 1945-12
    • Oral History with William G. "Bud" Gray; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted March 19, 1999. Gray was born December 27, 1914 in Beat Five, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. Gray discusses his education, joining the Mississippi Highway Patrol, transporting Mississippi's electric chair, race...
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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 Larry McGill; 2007

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 24, 2007. Larry McGill is from Laurel, Mississippi. He remembers growing up deeply involved with the civil rights movement as it evolved in that community. His mother, in particular, was a vital activist in...
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    • Oral history with Charles McGee; 2009

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 16, 2009 in Jackson, Mississippi. McGee was born December 7, 1919 in Cleveland, Ohio. McGee served during World War II in the US Army Air Corps. He discusses his training at Tuskegee, Alabama, where he...
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    • Oral history with Cleveland Sellers, Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 2, 2003 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Cleveland Sellers was born in 1944 in rural Denmark, South Carolina. Sellers organized a college chapter of the NAACP which then became instrumental in helping the...
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