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    • Oral history with Thomas E. Simmons; 2003

    • Oral history.; Born on September 19, 1936, in Tallahassee, Florida, Thomas E. Simmons grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He attended school there until he was a senior in high school at which time he transferred to Marion Military Institute...
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    • Oral history with David Baria

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on May 19, 2008 with David Baria, a resident of Bay St. Louis during Hurricane Katrina. He describes his experience before, during, and after the storm.
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    • Oral history with Charles Griffin

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 18, 1980 with Charles Hudson Griffin (born 1926). Griffin served in the office of U. S. Congressman John Bell Williams until 1968 when he campaigned for the position himself. He served three terms...
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    • Oral history with Johnny L. DuPree

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on August 1, 2006 with Hattiesburg, Mississippi Mayor Johnny DuPree. Mayor DuPree discusses preparations made before the arrival of Hurricane Katrina, as well as his experiences during and after the storm.
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    • Oral history with Pam McVey

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted August 29, 2006 with Pam McVey, a nurse at Biloxi Regional Medical Center, who describes Hurricane Katrina's devastating effects on the hospital and its patients.
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    • Oral history with Robert Gavagnie

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on June 12, 2007 and February 20, 2008 with Robert Gavagnie. A descendent of some of the first settlers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Mr. Gavagnie discusses his experiences as Chief of the Bay St. Louis...
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    • Oral history with Michael Hewes

    • Oral history.; An interview with Michael Hewes conducted on December 29, 2006. Hewes discusses his preparations before, and his experience during, and cleanup and recovery efforts after Hurricane Katrina in Gulfport, Mississippi.
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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 Mrs. Raylawni Branch

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 25, 1993 with Mrs. Raylawni Branch. Branch was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in 1941. After graduating from high school, she married and had three children. In 1965, Branch attended USM for one...
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    • Oral history with Bobby C. Hope; 2010

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 24, 2010 with Bobby C. Hope in Biloxi, Mississippi. On the 50th anniversary of the Biloxi Beach Wade-In, Hope discusses his memories of growing up in Biloxi and participating in the Wade-Ins. He also...
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    • Oral history with Charles Lorenzo Davis; 2005

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted August 27, 2005. Charles Lorenzo Davis is a native of Hattiesburg. Davis participated in civil rights era activism inspired by a visit from Medgar Evers to his church. He discusses the role of the church in the...
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    • Oral history with James Nix; 1993

    • 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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    • Oral history with Johnny Burnett; 2006

    • Oral history.; Johnny Burnett was born in Mobile, Alabama and raised from age six months in Jones County, Mississippi. He was elected constable in 1984, and later elected to the Board of Supervisors 2004-2008.
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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 T.B. Bankston; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview with T. B. Bankston recorded on October 16, 1999. T. B. Bankston was born in October, 1917 and grew up sharecropping at Duck Hill, near Tupelo, Mississippi. Topics discussed include: traditional medicine, childhood...
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    • Oral history with Joseph Zuccaro; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted March 11, 2003. Joseph Stephen Zuccaro Jr. was born November 24, 1923, in Natchez, Mississippi. In 1941, Zuccaro graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Natchez. He volunteered for service in World War II,...
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