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    • Oral history with Dr. Forest Kent Wyatt

    • Oral history.; Dr. Forest Kent Wyatt was born on May 27, 1934, in Berea, Kentucky. He graduated from Delta State College (now Delta State University) with a double degree in mathematics and health, physical education, and recreation. He then began...
    • Oral history with Rosie Lee Hedrick; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted June 14, 2002 in Port Gibson, Mississippi at the Hedrick home. Rosie Lee Hedrick was born November 7, 1913 in Port Gibson, Mississippi, to Tom Nash Jr. and Georgia Sawyer. She attended Spring Hill School until...
    • Oral history with Essie Dotson; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 21, 2002 at the Dotson home in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Essie Lee Dotson was born February 1, 1933 in Grand Gulf, Mississippi. She completed her education at the Allen School and at Claiborne County...
    • Oral history with Mr. David M. Ferriss

    • Oral history.; Mr. David M. "Boo" Ferriss was born December 5, 1921, in Shaw, Mississippi. Mr. Ferriss graduated from Mississippi State University and served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. Spending forty-four years as a player and coach in...
    • Oral history with Mr. O.W. Reily

    • Oral history.; Mr. O.W. Reily Jr. was born on June 17, 1924, in Shreveport, Louisiana. As a child, he attended public school in Louisiana and was active in sports, including track, basketball, and boxing. From October, 1941, through November,...
    • Oral history with Umoja Kwanguvu; 1999

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 8, 1999 with Umoja Kwanguvu (born 1925). Umoja Kwanguvu, born William Jones, grew up in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1940s and 1950s, he served briefly in the Army and Air Force before earning his...
    • Oral history with Pete Johnson; 1993

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on January 26, 1993 with Pete Johnson, nephew of Paul B. Johnson Jr., at his home in Madison, Mississippi. Pete Johnson was born on May 12, 1948 in Alexandria, Louisiana. He received his B.S. degree in business...
    • Oral history with Julia Holmes; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Julia Rodgers Holmes conducted on May 26, 2000. Julia Rodgers Holmes was born in Meridian, Mississippi in 1950 and grew up in Pascagoula. A librarian, she has worked to promote black history programs in her library and...
    • Oral history with Ms. Vera Penney Gong

    • Oral history.; Ms. Vera Penney Gong was born on May 19, 1950, in San Francisco, California after her family had emigrated from China. Ms. Gong grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi where her family owned a grocery store. As she was growing up, Ms....
    • Oral history with Dr. Jack Winton Gunn

    • Oral history.; Jack Winton Gunn was born January 14, 1916, in Waco, Texas. His mother died in 1924, and his father remarried in 1925. Jack Gunn graduated from Baylor University and for a brief time worked in Tyler, Texas, and got a private pilot's...
    • Oral history with Mr. Martin Thomas King, Jr.

    • Oral history.; On September 13, 1924, Mr. Martin Thomas King, Jr., was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. As a child, Mr. King witnessed the flood of 1927. Mr. King attended public school in Vicksburg. From 1942 to 1946, Mr. King served in the Navy in...
    • 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 Dr. W. Ross Story

    • Oral history.; Born in 1947, Dr. Story was graduated from Mississippi Valley State University in 1969 where he earned a B.S.; he earned an M.Ed. from Delta State University. During his varied career he has been a sharecropper, a public school...
    • Oral history with Dr. Pete Walker

    • Oral history.; On April 8, 1927, Dr. Pete Walker was born in Lumberton, Mississippi. When Dr. Walker was four years old, his mother passed away. As a child, Dr. Walker worked in his father's cafes. Dr. Walker attended Jones County Junior College...
    • Oral history with Dr. Eleanor Byrd Walters

    • Oral history.; Born on March 28, 1914, Dr. Eleanor Byrd Walters was born in Gunnison, Mississippi. In 1934, she received her B.S. in education from Delta State Teachers College and went on to earn several advanced degrees. From 1934 through 1943...


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