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    • Oral history with Alexander Conner, Jr.; 2012

    • Oral history.; Alexander Conner Jr. was born April 10, 1928. He received his education in Mississippi, Tennessee, Illinois and Texas and then worked as a medical technician and an assistant dentist. He also worked in the fields of chemical and...
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    • Oral history with Curtis C. Bryant; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 11, 1995 with Curtis C. Bryant. Curtis C. Bryant was born in Walthall County, Mississippi in 1917. He worked for the railroad from 1940 to 1979, during which time he was an active member of the...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Dewey Lane; 1979

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 20, 1979 with Dr. Dewey Lane at the Robinson Lane Surgical Clinic in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Lane was born on September 27, 1934 in Starkville, Mississippi. He attended Vanderbilt University from...
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    • Oral history with Eddie Carthan; 1979

    • Oral history.; Eddie Carthan taught school at Durant Attendance Center and at Saints College in Lexington, Mississippi, and has owned and operated several businesses in Tchula, Mississippi. He also worked for the United States Department of...
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    • Oral history with Frank Smith; 2001

    • Oral history.; Frank Smith was born September 17, 1942 and raised in Newnan, Georgia. A Morehouse College Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) leader, Smith came to Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1962 as a volunteer and stayed in...
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    • Oral history with Gaynette Flowers Pugh; 2009

    • Oral history.; Born on April 1, 1916, in Grove Hill, Alabama, Clark County, Mrs. Gaynette Cox Flowers Pugh was one of seven children born to Mr. George Cox Sr. and Mrs. Susie Alma Dickinson. When her mother was twenty-five years old, she died, and...
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    • Oral history with James C. Simpson

    • Oral history.; Interviews conducted on May 11 and 12, 1992 with James C. Simpson (1930-1994). Simpson was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives from Harrison County in 1964. He served six more consecutive terms covering more than 20...
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    • Oral history with Leo Orris; 2006

    • Oral history.; Dr. Leo Orris was born in 1916 in Arlington, Massachussetts. He studied public health and medicine, and after serving in the United States Army during and after World War II, he and his wife Trudy were active in advocating for civil...
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    • Oral history with Linda Naef; 2001

    • Oral history.; Linda Naef was born in 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved to Mississippi at the age of 6. She attended segregated schools until the early 1970s when federal mandates brought black and white students and black and white...
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    • Oral history with Marjorie M. Taylor; 2000

    • Oral history.; Marjorie Taylor is an elementary school teacher on Long Island, New York who was recruited by the National Federation of Teachers to come to Mississippi during Freedom Summer in 1964. Taylor stayed through 1965, working with the...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Erle Johnston

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 13, 1993 with Mr. Erle Johnston at his home in Forest, Mississippi. Johnston was born on October 10, 1917 in Garyville, Louisiana. In 1941, he moved Forest, Mississippi and bought the fledgling...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Rims Barber

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 21, 1997 with Rims Barber (born 1936). In 1964, he participated in Mississippi Freedom Summer with the National Council of Churches and returned to Mississippi with the Delta Ministry in 1965 to work in...
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    • Oral history with Robert Neill; 2006

    • Oral history.; Robert Hitt Neill is a writer and speaker who farmed in the Mississippi Delta region for 20 years before publication of his first book in 1986. Neill is now widely published and a frequent presenter and storyteller. He conducted a...
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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 Thomas P. Brady; 1972

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 4, 1972 with Associate Justice Thomas Pickens Brady, of the Supreme Court of Mississippi in his chambers in Jackson, Mississippi. Brady was born on August 6, 1903, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated...
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    • Oral history with U.Z. Nunnally; 2001

    • Oral history.; U.Z. Nunnally was born in 1945 and grew up in rural Mississippi. His civil rights activities took him out of rural Mississippi and around the southeast as well as to California and China. He grew up on a plantation, one of seven...
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    • Oral history with Wendell H. Paris; 2006

    • Oral history.; Wendell "Wendy" Paris was born in 1945 in Labuco, Alabama, a mining camp town outside of Birmingham. The son of college-educated parents, he attended the Tuskegee Institute and studied agriculture. He became active in civil rights...
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    • Oral history with William Joel Blass; 2002

    • Oral history.; Born in Clinton, Mississippi in 1917, both of William Joel Blass' parents were teachers and his father was also a Baptist minister. Blass attended East Mississippi Junior College and Pearl River Junior College. He earned his AB and...
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