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    • Oral History with Ms. Frances E. Joyner

    • Oral history.; Ms. Frances Elkin Joyner was born on November 23, 1909, in Tupelo, Mississippi. She graduated from Tupelo High School and then attended National Park Seminary in Forest Glen, Maryland. She married Ernest Love Joyner, Jr. just...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Howard Dudley Long

    • Oral history.; Howard Dudley (Blue) Long was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on October 18, 1927. As a child, Mr. Long canvassed for votes with his father, the chancery clerk, and he heard many political speeches, including some made by Theodore...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Edith Ruff Thomas

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Edith Ruff Thomas was born on February 12, 1920. She grew up on a farm that became well-established, providing products throughout Tupelo. In 1936, she lived through the Tupelo tornado, and in 1937 she was graduated from Tupelo...
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    • Oral history with Dr. W.J. Cunningham

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 6, 1981 with Dr. W. J. Cunningham at his home in Memphis, Tennessee. William Jefferson Cunningham was born on December 23, 1905 in Iuka, Mississippi. In 1929, he graduated from the University of...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Aaron Morgan

    • Oral history.; Mr. Aaron Morgan was born December 18, 1909. He attended Oak Hill School through the seventh grade and then attended Auburn Consolidated Schools, driving a covered wagon with a pair of mules as a school ";bus."; He finished high...
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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 Mr. Jack Raymond Reed

    • Oral history.; Mr. Jack Raymond Reed was born on May 19, 1924, in Tupelo, Mississippi. In 1941, Mr. Reed graduated from Tupelo High School and he then entered the military and World War II as part of the Signal Intelligence Service, U.S. Army of...
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    • Oral history with Alfred Brown Jr.; 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 Ms. Margaret Lumpkin Martin

    • Oral history.; Ms. Margaret Lumpkin Martin was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on February 16, 1910. In 1928 she graduated from Tupelo High School and began a forty-six year career at Citizens State Bank in Tupelo. In 1932, Ms. Martin was working at...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Janelle McComb

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Janelle McComb was born in Lauderdale County, and moved to Tupelo, Mississippi, when two weeks old. As a child, Mrs. McComb enjoyed the annual Mississippi / Alabama Fair and Dairy Show. She survived the Tupelo tornado in her...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Marjorie Milam

    • Oral history.; Ms. Marjorie Milam was born on September 17, 1916, in Tupelo, Mississippi. Her father, Mr. L.G. Milam, Sr. had a grocery store for a number of years; then he founded Milam and Duncan Brokers. Her mother founded Milam Manufacturing...
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    • Oral history with Winifred Green

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on November 12, 1997 with Winifred Green (born 1937). After earning a bachelor's degree in English from Millsaps College in 1963, Mrs. Green and four other women formed Mississippians for Public Education, one...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Ken Fairly

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 7, 1993 with Ken Fairly, a Mississippi law enforcement officer and journalist. Fairly was born on February 18, 1928 in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Now retired, he had two careers: one as a journalist and...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Harry A. Martin

    • Oral history.; Mr. Harry A. Martin was born in Clarke County, Mississippi, on July 20, 1925. Mr. Martin became active in Four-H Club and in Future Farmers of America during his elementary and high school years. After graduation, Mr. Martin got a...
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    • Oral History with Clifton Thomas; 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 Reverend Robert James Jamison

    • Oral history.; Reverend Robert James Jamison was born on May 28, 1936, and lived in both St. Louis, Missouri, and the community of Shake Rag in Tupelo, Mississippi. Reverend Jamison earned money in high school from carpentry and upon graduation, he...
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    • Oral history with Dr. S. Jay McDuffie

    • Oral history.; Dr. S. Jay McDuffie was born in Nettleton, Mississippi, and grew up in Tupelo. He earned a B.S. degree at Mississippi State University, entered the U.S. Public Health Service during World War II and later earned his medical...
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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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