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    • Oral history with Mr. Ulysses Sims

    • Oral history.; Mr. Ulysses Sims was born on May 31, 1918, in Mendenhall, Mississippi and after his parents died was raised by his grandparents. In 1936, he entered the Piney Woods School of Mississippi, working to pay his own way through school....
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Sarah Harris Ruffin

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Sarah Harris Ruffin was born on April 15, 1914. Her parents came to Hattiesburg in the early 1900s. When young, Mrs. Ruffin did domestic and warehouse work. In 1949, she began working at the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital as a nurse's...
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    • Oral history with Constance D. Baker

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on April 3, 1995 and June 8, 1995 with Constance Baker (born 1912). Mrs. Baker has spent her life working for civil rights and in teaching. She was involved in the Head Start program from its inception and...
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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 Jimmie Jenkins; 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 Mrs. Mattie Lou Hardy

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Mattie Lou Hardy was born on May 13, 1908, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Mrs. Hardy first attended school at Mount Zion Baptist Church, then transferred to the Eureka School in the first grade. She was a member of Eureka's second...
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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 Ms. Lillie Belle Johnson

    • Oral history.; Ms. Lillie Belle Johnson was born in Shannon, Mississippi, in 1925, into a family of farmers. She finished high school at Mary Holmes Junior College in West Point, Mississippi, married and then became a widow with four children, but...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Earl Napoleon Moore

    • Oral history.; Mr. Earl Napoleon Moore was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on December 19, 1914. His father was a ship and bridge carpenter, and his mother was a homemaker. Mr. Moore graduated from Biloxi Colored High School. He was a boxer and a...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Balfour William Ruff

    • Oral history.; Mr. Balfour William Ruff Sr. was born March 31, 1923, in Jackson, Mississippi. He moved to Tupelo at a young age and attended its public schools. For many years he operated the Ruff Dairy Farm, the first in the Tupelo area to...
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    • Oral history with the Honorable Frank Barber

    • Oral history.; The Honorable Frank D. Barber was born on April 2, 1929, in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Barber attended the University of Mississippi for a year before volunteering for the U.S. Army which involved National Guard work in the U.S. and...
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    • Oral history with Ariel Barnes

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on April 1, 1993 and January 6, 1995 with Ariel Barnes (born 1917). Mrs. Barnes was born in Forest, Mississippi, but moved to Hattiesburg shortly after. She attended Alcorn University, where she earned a...
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    • Oral history with Alton G. Bankston

    • Oral history.; Mr. Alton G. Bankston was born outside of Laurel, Mississippi on June 5, 1941. Mr. Bankston majored in political science and history at Jones County Junior College and attended the University of Southern Mississippi. In 1963 he...
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    • Oral history with Josephine Clemons Bell

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 22, 1996 with Mrs. Josephine Clemons Bell (born 1909). Her teaching career in elementary education in the public school of Natchez-Adams County spans twenty-nine and a half years. After retiring in...
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