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    • Oral history with Reverend Ted Shepherd

    • Oral history.; Reverend F.T. (Ted) Shepherd was born July 10, 1924, in Greenville, Mississippi. In 1942, he was graduated from Greenville High School. During World War II he served in the armed forces. He graduated from Delta State Teachers...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Vera Penney Gong

    • Oral history.; Ms. Vera Penney Gong was born on May 19, 1950, in San Francisco, California after her family had emigrated from China. Ms. Gong grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi where her family owned a grocery store. As she was growing up, Ms....
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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 Ms. Lusia Harris-Stewart

    • Oral history.; Lusia Harris-Stewart was born February 10, 1955, in Minter City, Mississippi. She attended Amanda Elzy High School in Greenwood, Mississippi. In 1977, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Delta...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Lucy Hutton-Seaberry-Moore

    • Oral history.; Ms. Lucy Hutton-Seaberry-Moore was born on October 17, 1945, in Cleveland, Mississippi. In 1964, Ms. Hutton-Seaberry-Moore graduated from Eastside High School; she then attended Coahoma Junior College and Delta State University. She...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Jane Michie Henry

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Jane Michie Henry was born August 1, 1919, in Memphis, Tennessee. At that time her father farmed in Merigold, Mississippi. In 1928, Ms. Henry's father died, and in 1931 her mother moved the family to Cleveland, supporting them...
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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 Mrs. Martha Sisson Miller

    • Oral history.; Born on November 6, 1916, in Quito, Mississippi, Mrs. Martha Sisson Miller was the daughter of John William Sisson and Myrlea Johnson Sisson. She attended elementary and high school at Indianola City School. She attended Sunflower...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. LePoint Cassibry Smith

    • Oral history.; LePoint Cassibry Smith was born on October 29, 1920, in Memphis, Tennessee; she grew up in Cleveland, Mississippi. She attended the Hill Demonstration School at Delta State Teachers College; she then attended and was graduated from...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Billie Rossie Tonos

    • Oral history.; Billie Rossie Tonos was born November 12, 1924, in Shaw, Mississippi, to Nazira Hallal Rossie and Sam Rossie, Americans of Lebanese descent. In May of 1942, she graduated from Shaw High School and enrolled at Delta State Teachers...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Ann Spivey Bishop Ruscoe

    • Oral history.; Ann Spivey Bishop Ruscoe was born in 1923 in Cleveland, Mississippi. She was graduated from Cleveland High School in 1941. She was Salutatorian, OAR Good Citizenship Girl, and won the Senior Award. After attending Delta State...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Alyce West Richardson

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Alyce West Richardson was born on August 2, 1930, in Clarksdale, Mississippi. She graduated from Cleveland High School and Delta State Teachers College and worked as the secretary-treasurer of West Implement Company, Inc., and...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Sank Powe

    • Oral history.; Mr. Sank Powe was born in the Delta in Elizabeth, Mississippi, on April 20, 1942. Growing up, Mr. Powe often worked in the cotton fields for meager wages. Mr. Powe attended Mound Bayou High School, Jackson State University and Delta...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Roberts Wilson, Jr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. Roberts Wilson Jr. was born July 6, 1941, in Rosedale, Mississippi. After attending both Vanderbilt University and the University of Mississippi, he went to Washington. D.C., during the mid 1960s where he worked in the office of...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Pascal Nevin Sledge

    • Oral history.; Mr. Pascal Nevin Sledge was born February 6, 1921, in the Alva Community east of Duck Hill, Mississippi. He attended Cleveland High School, Culver Military Academy, Delta State University, and General Motors' Chevrolet Dealer...
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    • Oral history with Mr. O.W. Reily

    • Oral history.; Mr. O.W. Reily Jr. was born on June 17, 1924, in Shreveport, Louisiana. As a child, he attended public school in Louisiana and was active in sports, including track, basketball, and boxing. From October, 1941, through November,...
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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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