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    • Oral history with Frank Gruich, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Dr. Frank G. Gruich was born March 12, 1920 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Dr. Gruich earned a B.S. degree from the University of Mississippi and a degree in medicine from Tulane University, after which he worked at Charity Hospital in New...
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    • Oral history with Donald Evans

    • Oral history.; Mr. Donald Evans grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and attended Arkansas A and M College on a football scholarship. In the late 1960s, he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. In 1968, Mr. Evans married Hiawatha Williams and...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Juanita Wilkins

    • Oral history.; Born on January 27, 1966, in Natchez, Mississippi, to Elisha and Vera Wilkins, Ms. Juanita Wilkins was the eleventh of twelve children. She was graduated from high school in Natchez, and left two weeks later, moving to Dallas,...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Mary Ellen Leftwich

    • Oral history.; Ms. Mary Ellen Leftwich was born on November 10, 1916, in Arkansas. Her mother died when she was a small child, and her father remarried. The family lived in Gunnison, Mississippi, on a farm; the young people in the community...
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    • Oral history with Miss Eleanor Sinclair

    • Oral history.; Miss Eleanor Sinclair was born and reared in Pass Christian, Mississippi. She completed the eighth grade, which was the highest grade a black student could complete in public schools at Pass Christian at that time. She worked at...
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    • Oral history with Emma West

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on October 10, 2005 with Emma West, a retired resident of Gulfport who describes surviving Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters and dealing with the day-to-day struggles of the storm's aftermath.
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    • Oral history with Mr. Pete Johnson

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on January 26, 1993 with Pete Johnson, nephew of Paul B. Johnson Jr., at his home in Madison, Mississippi. Pete Johnson was born on May 12, 1948 in Alexandria, Louisiana. He received his B.S. degree in business...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Tyrone Burton

    • Oral history.; Mr. Tyrone Burton was born in Franklinton, Louisiana, on April 5, 1941. The family owned an eighty-eight acre farm. In 1961, Mr. Burton graduated from Franklinton High School. After high school, Burton attended Katy's Barber...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Odelier Morgan

    • Oral history.; Born to Denton and Odelier Jones Sr. on June 8, 1926, Odelier Morgan began her life on a plantation in Bolivar County, Mississippi, one of twelve children. She and her family were sharecroppers, and her parents also did day work to...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Cecil Shelton

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 31, 1981 with Mr. Cecil Shelton at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Shelton was born on September 1, 1945 in Gore Springs, Mississippi. After graduating high school in...
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    • Oral history with Reverend James Randolph

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 3, 1982 with Reverend James Randolph, former pastor of St. Paul's Methodist Church, at the parsonage in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Randolph was born on April 4, 1949 in Rankin County, Mississippi, near...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Charlie Parker

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 22, 1981 with Mr. Charlie Parker at his home in Laurel, Mississippi. Parker was born in the early 1890s in Enterprise, Mississippi. After his family moved to Laurel around the turn of the century, Parker...
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