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    • Oral history with Lounett Gore; 2008

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 19, 2008 with Lounett Gore at a private residence. Gore was born March 11, 1909 in Jones County, Mississippi. Gore describes growing up and living in a segregated society, the place of faith and gospel...
    • Oral history with Henry Peacock; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Henry Peacock conducted on April 2, 2000. Henry Peacock was born in Holcomb, Missisippi in 1949 on the Shaw Plantation where his father was a sharecropper. He went to school in Grenada when he was not working on the...
    • Oral history with Bilbo Rodgers; 2000

    • Oral hisotry.; Interview with Bilbo Rodgers conducted on May 26, 2000. Bilbo Rodgers was born in Louisville, Mississippi in 1924. He worked on the farm with his family as a child, and joined the United States Army in 1943 at the age of 18. Rodgers...
    • Oral history with Lola Berry; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Lola Berry. Lola Wilson Durr Berry was born in 1926 near Mendenhall, MS to Charlie Walker and Roberta Wilson. Berry began sharecropping in cotton fields at the age of seven. Berry left school after fifth...
    • Oral history with Lewis B. Bynum; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Lewis Bynum. Lewis Benjamin Bynum was born on Everett Reed Break, near the Kennedy Springs Community in 1911. One of eight children, Bynum's family moved to East Texas during World War I and returned to the...
    • Oral history with Annie Stewart; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Annie Lee Stewart conducted on March 22, 2000. Annie Lee Stewart was born in Grenada County, Mississippi in 1927 and grew up on the land that her parents sharecropped. Stewart joined the movement for civil rights after...
    • Oral history with Jimmy Person; 2001

    • "Oral history.; Jimmie Person was born in Port Gibson, Mississippi, on August 5, 1924 to James W. Person and Mary Anna Gage Person. He attended local public schools in Port Gibson through the eighth grade and he received his high school education...
    • Oral history with Rev. Sammie Rash; 1977

    • Oral history.; Reverend Sammie Rash was born in Sunflower County, Mississippi, on July 31, 1942. His parents were sharecroppers, and in 1949 they moved the family to the McGann plantation in Bolivar County, where Reverend Rash grew up. In 1963...
    • Oral history with Johnnie "Jack" Jackson; 2007

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 25, 2007 with Jack Jackson at his home in West Point, Mississippi. Jackson was born in 1923. He discusses growing up under segregated conditions in West Point. He further discusses joining the military in...
    • Oral history with Ellie and Eugene Steward; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 11, 1995 with Ellie and Eugene Steward in Benton County, Mississippi, at the home of Genevera Reaves. Ellie B. Steward was born in Benton County in 1931. She is an educator and former director of Head...
    • Oral history with Nancy Rie Barland; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Nancy Rie Barland in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Nancy Rie Disharoon Barland was born July 22, 1922 at Bowling Green Plantation, about eight miles east of Port Gibson, Mississippi. Her parents were Florine Levy...
    • Oral history with Alonzo Brandon; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 24, 2002 in Claiborne County. Brandon describes conditions of sharecropping, including the relationships that developed with local stores. He discusses foodways and describes the process of making syrup. ...
    • Oral history with Minnie Ripley; 1979

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 7, 1979 with Mrs. Minnie Ripley on the street named after her, Ripley Street, in Mayersville, Mississippi. Ripley was born on August 22, 1900 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She attended public schools in...
    • Oral history with Peter H. Stewart; 1997

    • 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...
    • Oral history with Robert Smith, M.D.; 2000

    • Oral history.; Robert Smith was born on December 20, 1937 in Terry, Mississippi. He grew up on a farm, and his father was a livestock dealer. Smith began high school at age eleven. Upon graduation, he went on to graduate first from Tougaloo College...
    • Oral history with Mr. King Thomas Evans, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. King T. Evans was born on March 19, 1913 near Uniontown, Alabama, in Perry County. In 1925, Mr. Evans moved to Mississippi with his parents. His father was a mechanic and farmer. For a brief period, Mr. Evans attended the...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Mr. Cecil Shelton

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 31, 1981 with Mr. Cecil Shelton at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Shelton was born on September 1, 1945 in Gore Springs, Mississippi. After graduating high school in...


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