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    • Oral history with J. C. Fairley

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on January 31, 1977 with Jimmy Carter Fairley (born 1921). A native of Greene County, Mississippi, Mr. Fairley was active in the civil rights movement at the local, state, and national levels.
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    • Oral history with Vincent Creel

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on March 19, 2008 with Vincent Creel. An employee of the City of Biloxi, Mr. Creel discussesthe city's preparation, response and recovery from Hurricane Katrina.
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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 Mr. Palmer E. Foster

    • Oral history.; Mr. Palmer E. Foster was born in Jackson, Tennessee, and moved with his family to Ripley, Mississippi. After his high school graduation, he spent four years in the Army during World War II. Then he entered Rust College and in 1949...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Ruby Magee

    • Oral history.; Four interviews conducted on June 11, September 26, October 10, and November 21, 1985 with Ms. Ruby Magee in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Magee was born on August 12, 1940 in Tylertown, Mississippi. In 1962, she received a BA in...
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    • Oral history with Joe Martin

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on November 1, 1995 with Joe Martin (born 1943). Mr. Martin became inspired by Medgar Evers after hearing him in elementary school. Martin and his Burgland High football friends formed an NAACP youth group. Mr....
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Irene (Ponder) Napier

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 2, 1981 with Mrs. Irene Napier at her home in Mount Olive, Mississippi. Napier was born on December 21, 1917 at Mount Olive in Covington, Mississippi. After having studied two years at Jones County...
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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 Mr. E. Hammond Smith

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on April 8 and 13, 1982 with Mr. E. Hammond Smith at his home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Smith was born on December 17, 1894 in Bladen Springs, Alabama. His family moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi and...
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    • Oral history with Eberta Spinks

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted in the spring of 1995 with Eberta Spinks (born 1914). In 1964, Mrs. Spinks became active in the civil rights movement. She housed civil rights workers in her home, integrated the restaurant of the Pinehurst Hotel...
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    • Oral history with Zella Weathersby

    • Oral history.; Zella McNair Weathersby was born January 1, 1929, in Mt. Olive, Mississippi. Mrs. Weathersby graduated from high school from Depriest (now known as Earl Travillion) in Hattiesburg. She attended Jackson State College and later did...
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    • Oral history with Miss Gladys Austin

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 2, 1995 with Miss Gladys Austin (born 1927). She was inducted into the Jones County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Hall of Fame in 1992. She was the second African American and the only African American...
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    • Oral history with Mr. William Joel Blass

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 26, 1977 with William Joel Blass (born 1917). As a lawyer in 1952, he successfully prosecuted the Boyce Holleman case by proving that voter fraud had kept Holleman from winning. Beginning in 1953, he...
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    • Oral history with Dr. John Paul Quon

    • Oral history.; Dr. John Paul Quon was born June 11, 1942, in Moorhead, Mississippi. His parents emigrated from China to Mississippi to participate in a family-owned grocery store. Dr. Quon was in the first public school class in Mississippi that...
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    • Oral history with George Rogers

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 16, 1977 with George Rogers (born 1927). Mr. Rogers, a Rhodes Scholar, was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives, where he served for more than twenty years. He became well known for his...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Sarah Bernice Arnold

    • Oral history.; Ms. Sarah Bernice Arnold was born January 25, 1913, in Saltillo, Mississippi. She lived through the Depression and the closing of the banks in the 1930s, at which time she went to work sewing in a factory in Tupelo. Her husband,...
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