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    • Oral history with John Hairston

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on September 4, 2008 with John Hairston, Chief Executive Officer of Hancock Bank, Gulfport, Mississippi. Mr. Hairston discusses his family history, experience during Hurrican Katrina, and the economic impact...
    • Oral history with Bea Jenkins; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted January 17, 2000 in Lexington, Mississippi. She discusses growing up in Sardis, Mississippi, in Panola County. She discusses how she came to be involved in civil rights activism, voter registration, Mississippi...
    • Oral history with Blanche Whittom; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Blanche Whittom. Bonnie Blanche Little Whittom was born to Robert Little and Alethia McLaurin in Bridgeport, MS in February 1912. She had three brothers and two sisters. She went to school in Bridgeport and...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Don Jelinek; 2004

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted November 11, 2004 in Berkeley, California. Don Jelinek was born in 1934 in New York City. In 1958 he joined the Army and was stationed in Columbia, South Carolina where he first witnessed segregation. After...
    • Oral history with Joe Martin; 1995

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on November 1, 1995 with Joe Martin (born 1943) .Joe Martin grew up in McComb, Mississippi. He was inspired at a young age to become involved in civil rights activities when he heard Medgar Evers speak. In high...
    • Oral history with Larry Rubin; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 11, 1995 with Larry Rubin. A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, Larry Rubin was born June 23, 1942. In 1961, he began working to register voters in the South for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating...
    • Oral history with Mr. Rims Barber; 1995

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on July 5, 1995 with Mr. Rims Barber (born 1936). In 1964, he was a twenty-seven-year-old Presbyterian minister in Davenport, Iowa. He came to Mississippi in response to a request for volunteers to help with...
    • Oral history with Fred L. Banks, Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 25, 2003 with Judge Fred L. Banks, Jr. (born 1942). In the late 1960s, Judge Banks began his law career by serving for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. He was elected three times to the House...
    • Oral history with Joseph Zuccaro; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted March 11, 2003. Joseph Stephen Zuccaro Jr. was born November 24, 1923, in Natchez, Mississippi. In 1941, Mr. Zuccaro was graduated from St. Joseph’s High School in Natchez. He volunteered for service in World...
    • Oral history with Lenore L. Prather; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 11, 2002 with Lenore Prather. Lenore Loving Prather was born September 17, 1931. Prather attended Mississippi State College for Women, where she received her bachelor’s of science in 1953. She then...
    • Oral history with Michael Mills; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted October 10, 2002 with Michael Mills. Michael P. Mills was born on August 25, 1956, in Charleston, South Carolina. He received a BA from the University of Mississippi, a JD from the University of Mississippi...
    • Oral history with Robert P. Sugg; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted August 29, 2002. Robert P. Sugg was born in Eupora on February 21, 1916. He attended Mississippi State University and the Jackson School of Law, now the Mississippi College School of Law, and began practicing in...
    • Oral history with Will D. Campbell; 1976

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 8, 1976, with Will D. Campbell. Campbell, born in Amite, Mississippi, was ordained as a pastor at the age of 17. He first became aware of racism during time spent in the military, when he read a novel by...
    • Oral history with Mr. Semmes Luckett

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 14, 1977 with Mr. Semmes Luckett, attorney at law, at his office in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Luckett was born on October 28, 1905 in Yazoo City, Mississippi. He entered the University of Mississippi...


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