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    • Oral history with Peggy Jean Connor; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 11, 2001 with Peggy Jean Connor in College Hall at the University of Southern Mississippi. Peggy Jean Connor was a prominent figure in the Hattiesburg civil rights movement and contributed greatly to...
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    • Oral History with Ella Lawrence; 2003

    • Oral history,; Ella Lawrence graduated from Thirty-third Avenue High School in Gulfport and worked with children as a caregiver in private homes and later with the Head Start program. She was active in civic and church groups and received awards...
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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 Joe Moore; 2003

    • Oral history.; Joe Moore grew up on a large farm in Newton County, one of 16 children. He joined the Navy in 1943 and served in the Pacific. After moving to Gulfport in 1955 he worked for the Veterans Administration, and later became one of the...
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    • Oral History with Geraldine Lang; 2002

    • Oral history.; Geraldine Lang moved to the Gulf Coast as a young woman and worked with her husband on a chicken farm. She became active in civic groups such as the NAACP and Concerned Citizens. She later founded the organization Save Our Children...
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    • Oral history with Honorable George M. Yarbrough

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on February 21, 1980 with the Honorable George M. Yarbrough at his home. Yarbrough was born on August 15, 1916 at Red Banks, Mississippi. Yarbrough served in the U.S. Army during World War II, achieving the rank...
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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 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 Essie Dotson; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 21, 2002 at the Dotson home in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Essie Lee Dotson was born February 1, 1933 in Grand Gulf, Mississippi. She completed her education at the Allen School and at Claiborne County...
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    • Oral history with Peter H. Stewart; 1997

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on August 20, 1997 and August 28, 1997 with Peter H. Stewart (born 1934). He began teaching school in Edwards, Mississippi, in the fall of 1961. In August 1969, he worked for Friends of Children, a Head Start...
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    • Oral history with Alvin Fielder; 1998

    • Oral History.; Alvin Fielder was born in 1900 in Newton County, Mississippi. He worked for Standard Drug Company in Meridian during the 1930s and passed the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy in 1933. He opened his own pharmacy in Meridian in 1934, which...
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    • Oral history with Roberta Walker; 2003

    • Oral history.; Roberta Eleanor Carr Walker was born August 30, 1917 in Attala County. Walker graduated from Tougaloo College and taught at Northside School in Kosciusko at the time of school integration. She married Lee Walter Walker.
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    • Oral history with Jan Handke

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on May 8, 1996 with voter registration activist Jan Handke (born May 10, 1945). Ms. Handke was a part of the Freedom Summer Project, becoming occupied with voter registration in Vicksburg and working in the...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Vonciel Harris

    • Oral history.; Ms. Vonciel Harris was born November 19, 1912, in Thomaston, Alabama. Her parents were Jim and Rachel Tims. She attended nursing school in Montgomery, Alabama. After finishing nursing school, she married Mr. Jimmy Harris and moved...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Clara Watson

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Clara Griffin Watson was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on October 15, 1933. During the 1960s, Mrs. Watson helped the COFO workers in Mississippi, marched on the Federal Building, and housed some of the civil rights activists in...
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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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