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    • Willa Bolton; circa 1960

    • From the University Photographs Collection. A photograph of Willa Bolton. Willa Bolton was a member of the original faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi (then Mississippi Normal College) in 1912, and served as head of the geography...
    • 1958; 1959; 1960; 1961; 1962
    • Oral history with Mr. Al Henderson

    • Oral history.; Albert Lloyd Henderson was born in 1928 as William Eugene Ramsey but was adopted in infancy. When he was thirty-nine years old, he found his birth family, five sisters and two brothers. Mr. Henderson grew up in Monroe, Louisiana. ...
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    • Oral history with Wilbur Colom; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 12, 1995 in Ripley, Mississippi, at the home of Gwendolyn Colom. He discusses coming of age during the civil rights movement and how he came to civil rights activism. In particular, he locates...
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    • Oral history with Allie Jane Beck; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 14, 1995 with Allie Jane Beck at her home in Lamar, Mississippi. Beck was born August 12, 1919. She discusses sharecropping, registering to vote in 1964, and seeking employment at the local shirt...
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    • Oral history with Charleana Cobb; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 14, 1995 in Blue Mountain, Mississippi, at Cobb's home. She discusses growing up during the movement, memories of Freedom Summer, and the battle over school integration. She also discusses her...
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    • 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 Ginevera Reaves. The Stewards discuss their lives in north Mississippi, and raising a family in Jim Crow and the civil...
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    • Oral history with David Trimble; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted November 1, 2003 with David Trimble in Brookline, Massachusetts. Trimble was born January 8, 1945, the son of self proclaimed socialists. As a child, he experienced his parents' radical political involvement,...
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    • Oral history with Tonei Sackey; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 20, 2003 in Holly Springs, Mississippi at Rust College. Sackey was from South Dakota and became aware of racial discrimination from an early age. She was a writer and had a long career of writing...
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    • Oral history with Genevera Nero Reaves; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 11, 1995 in Ashland, Mississippi, at the home of Genevera Nero Reaves. Reaves was born in Greenwood, Mississippi on January 20, 1923. Reaves was an educator and participant in the Mississippi theatre of...
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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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