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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 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 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 Adrian Labat; 2002

    • Oral history.; Adrian Labat graduated from St. Rose High School before joining the Navy where he served during World War II. He returned to civilian life in Bay St. Louis and began work in the Veterans Administration Hospital in the laundry until...
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    • Oral history with Cleveland Sellers, Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 2, 2003 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Cleveland Sellers was born in 1944 in rural Denmark, South Carolina. Sellers organized a college chapter of the NAACP which then became instrumental in helping the...
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    • Oral history with Kelvin and Kimberly Buck; 2010

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Representatives Kelvin and Kimberly Buck. Kelvin O. Buck was born in Tupelo, Misssissippi in 1961. He graduated from Rust College in 1987. Kimberly Campbell Buck was born in Jackson, Mississippi and attended...
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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 John Dean; 2003

    • Oral history.; John D. Dean was born in 1916, in Bond, Mississippi. His family moved to Gulfport during the Depression. At the age of sixteen, Mr. Dean began working for $1 a day cutting paper wood to help support his family. After the bombing of...
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    • Oral History with John Dawson; 2003

    • Oral history.; Born on December 8, 1923, in Lumberton, Mississippi, Mr. John Dawson was one of the children of Mr. David and Mrs. Hattie Johnson Dawson. John Dawson moved with his family to the Soria City community in Gulfport, Mississippi at the...
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    • Oral History with Dorothy Walker; 2003

    • Oral history.; Dorothy Walker was born in 1926, in Gulfport, Mississippi. She attended Thirty-third Avenue High School and spent two years studying nursing at Samuel Huston College in Austin, Texas. Finding nursing not to her liking, Mrs. Walker...
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    • Oral History with LaMont Martin; 2003

    • Oral history.; LaMont Martin was born in Mobile and moved to Gulfport after his mother's death. After graduating high school, Martin entered the Army and after training, served in England and Germany. Upon returning to Mississippi he completed...
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    • Oral History with Amos Croutch Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Amos Croutch was born in 1925, in Gulfport, Mississippi. After graduating from Thirty-third Avenue High School in 1943, Mr. Croutch was drafted into the United States Navy where he trained to be an aviation metalsmith. He attended...
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    • Oral history with James Lockett Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; James Lockett was educated at Tougaloo College, the University of Illinois, Alcorn State University, Atlanta University, Arkansas State University and the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a lifelong educator and...
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    • Oral history with Ruby Lee Dickey;  2010

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 24, 2010 with Ruby Lee Dickey. Dickey discusses her family of origin, hard-working parents who valued education. She describes her husband Marvin Dickey's experiences in participating in the Biloxi Beach...
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    • Oral history with Ellie Dahmer; 1974

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 2, 1974 with Mrs. Ellie J. Dahmer at her home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Dahmer was born in Jasper County, Mississippi in 1925. After completing high school at Jasper County Training School she attended...
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    • Oral history with David Gibbs; 2006

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted November 15, 2006 with David Gibbs. Gibbs was born in Clay County, Mississippi. In 1959 he enlisted in the United States Army, and then returned to Mississippi. From that point on, he became active in the civil...
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    • Oral history with Sarah Mentore; 2010

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 24, 2010 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Biloxi, Mississippi. Sarah Mentore was born December 15, 1962 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. The family then lived in Biloxi, but returned to Kosciusko where...
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    • Oral history with John W.D. Brown; 2007

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted June 17, 2007 in West Point, Mississippi. Brown was born August 3, 1948 in Maben, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. He discusses living and growing up in West Point, Mississippi. He discusses how he came to be...
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    • Oral history with Rev. Joseph W. Pilate; 2003

    • Oral history; Interview conducted on February 6, 2003. Born on February 9, 1923, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Reverend Joseph W. Pilate is the son of Mr. Arthur Pilate and Mrs. Judie Nichols Pilate. He attended school in Vicksburg, where he played...
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