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    • Oral History with Alonzo Daniels; 2002

    • Oral history.; Alonzo Daniels was born in 1913, in Pearlington, Mississippi. In 1918, Daniels' family moved to Bay St. Louis. Mr. Daniels attended Valena C. Jones Public School in Bay St. Louis through tenth grade. In 1931, he graduated from St....
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    • Oral History with Celestine Labat; 2002

    • Oral history.; Celestine Labat graduated from high school in Indianapolis, Indiana as there were no high schools for black students in 1918 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. One of thirteen children of a Catholic French Creole family, she became a...
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    • Oral history with Jerry E. Richard; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview recorded on March 10, 2003. Jerry E. Richard was born in Gulfport, Mississippi and grew up there during the Depression. He attended Catholic schools and worked in a variety of jobs inlcuding longshoreman, construction...
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    • Oral history with Joseph Robert; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview recorded on February 6, 2003. Joseph R. Robert was born in New Orleans and moved to Gulfport in 1933 when he was two years old. He attended Catholic schools, graduating in 1951. Robert served in the Navy Reserve while in...
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    • 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...
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    • Oral History with Ulysses S. Williams; 2002

    • Oral history.; Ulysses S. Williams was born in 1919, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. He is the great-grandson of slaves. Mr. Williams grew up on a farm raising hogs, goats, and a garden. His family cut and sold wood and made and sold charcoal. Mr....
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    • Oral History with Duncan Gray Jr.; 1999

    • Oral history.; Duncan Montgomery Gray Jr. attended high school in Greenwood and Jackson, Mississippi, and graduated from Central High, Jackson, in 1944. He earned an electrical engineering degree at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana, in...
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    • Oral History with Harry Tartt; 2002

    • Oral history.; Harry Tartt attended Mobile County Training School in Plateau, Alabama, and New Orleans University (now Dillard University) in New Orleans, Louisiana, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1933. From 1934 through 1937, Reverend...
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    • Oral History with Richard Kelly; 2003

    • Oral history.; Richard Kelly attended Thirty-third Avenue High School in Gulfport. He worked from 1935-1942 at Gulf Park College in Long Beach. From 1943-1945, he served in the United States Army in France and the Pacific Theater. After returning...
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    • Oral History with Geraldine Lang; 2002

    • Oral history.; Geraldine Lang moved to the Gulf Coast as a young woman and worked with her husband on a chicken farm. She became active in civic groups such as the NAACP and Concerned Citizens. She later founded the organization Save Our Children...
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    • Oral History with Albert Gaston Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Born in 1921, in Shuqualak, Mississippi, Albert Gaston and his family moved to Gulfport under the threat of racist violence. Mr. Gaston graduated from Thirty-third Avenue High School as class valedictorian, and went on to Morehouse...
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    • Oral history with Sidney L. Rushing; 2002

    • Oral history.; Sidney Lanier Rushing was born in Carthage, Mississippi in 1930. Rushing earned a B. S. degree in political science from Mississippi Valley State University and an M. Ed. in administration and supervision from Southern University in...
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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 Bettye Brooks; 2003

    • Oral history.; Bettye Brooks was born in 1938, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Brooks attended Thirty-third Avenue Elementary School and High School. As a junior Brooks attended Tougaloo Preparatory School, an accelerated learning program at Tougaloo...
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    • Oral history with Reverend James Randolph; 1982

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 3, 1982 with Reverend James Randolph, former pastor of St. Paul's Methodist Church, at the parsonage in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Randolph was born on April 4, 1949 in Rankin County, Mississippi, near...
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    • Oral history with Augusta Bates; 2003

    • Oral history.; Augusta Bates was born on May 14, 1923, in Columbia, Mississippi and moved to the section of Gulfport known as the Quarters. From 1942 to 1949, she ran a cafe on the Coast. At the inception of Head Start, she began working in the...
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    • Oral history with Minnie McFarland Weeks; 2007

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted in March 2007 with Minnie McFarland Weeks at her home in West Point, Mississippi. Weeks was born April 25, 1926 in Clay County, Mississippi. She describes race relations growing up in Mississippi, but also her...
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