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    • Oral history with Ms. Eleanora Hayes

    • Oral history.; Ms. Eleanora Hayes was born on May 28, 1930, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. She grew up on her father's farm in Catahoula, Mississippi. During winter months, she and her siblings attended school, and during the six-month...
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    • Oral history with Jesse Boyce Holleman

    • Oral history.; Three interviews conducted on August 8 and 10, 1976 and October 19, 1976 with Jesse Boyce Holleman (born 1924). He served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1947 until 1953. At that time, he became district attorney for...
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    • Oral History with Annie M. Johnson; 2003

    • A collection of interviews with African-Americans of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, circa twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, who knew Colonel John Robinson, an African-American pilot who was tapped by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Sellassie in the...
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    • Oral History with Albert Gaston Jr.; 2003

    • A collection of interviews with African-Americans of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, circa twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, who knew Colonel John Robinson, an African-American pilot who was tapped by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Sellassie in the...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Sam Spinks

    • Oral history.; Dr. Sam Spinks was born on March 19, 1921, in Henleyfield, Mississippi. Dr. Spinks attended Henleyfield High School, Pearl River Junior College, The University of Southern Mississippi and The University of Florida. He served in the...
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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 Mr. Tommie Dukes, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Tommie Dukes Sr. was born in 1906 in Richardson, Mississippi, a town that no longer exists. Mr. Dukes played baseball at Alcorn College and then played for semi-pro and Negro League teams. Among other teams, he played for the Memphis...
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    • Oral history with Peter H. Stewart

    • 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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    • Picayune YMCA Swimming Pool; Undated

    • From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of the Picayune YMCA Swimming Pool. Many people are swimming or sitting on benches on the far side of the pool. Children are lined up to use three diving boards, one high and two low. The pool is...
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    • Cora “Aunt Blue” Davis Portrait; Undated

    • From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of Cora “Aunt Blue” Davis. Caption on the back describes her history in Picayune. Can be found in the book Next Door to Heaven by S. G. Thigpen, with the caption, "Mrs. Cora Davis, widely known as...
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    • Buildings in Picayune; Undated

    • From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of buildings in Picayune. From right to left, Picayune Variety Store, J. E. Mitchell, empty building, Thigpen-Whitfield Hardware Co. Five cars and one truck are parked on the street.
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    • Bruner Johnson; Undated

    • From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of Bruner Johnson. Caption on back of photograph and book Next Door to Heaven reads, “Bruner Johnson, 96 of Picayune. Source of information for two stories in this book.”
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    • Picayune Buildings; Undated

    • From the Thigpen (S.G.) Papers. Photograph of a street view shot of buildings in Picayune. Signs read “Sears” “Thigpen's Building Supplies,” and “Walker Stores.” Parked cars line the street. Many people are standing on the sidewalk...
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