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    • Oral history with Charlie Odom; 2003

    • Oral history.; Charlie Odom was raised by his grandparents in Lyman, Mississippi. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and later in the Unites States Army during World War II. He worked for the United States Postal Service from 1947 until...
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    • Oral history with Annie Wade; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted February 16, 2001 in Claiborne County. Annie Jones Wade was born in Claiborne County on May 14, 1915 to Marcus D. Jones and Annie Wade. She attended school in Jefferson County. She married Charlie Wade on June...
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    • Oral history with Ethan Porter; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 24, 2002 at the Porter home in Pattison, Mississippi. Porter was born September 23, 1917 in Pattison. He discusses his work as a farmer, his education, and World War II service. He also talks about his time...
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    • Oral history with Zella Weathersby; 1997

    • Oral history.; Zella McNair Weathersby was born January 1, 1929, in Mt. Olive, Mississippi. Mrs. Weathersby graduated from high school from Depriest (now known as Earl Travillion) in Hattiesburg. She attended Jackson State College and later did...
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    • Oral History with Willie Cox; 2003

    • Oral history.; Willie J. Cox was born in 1942, in Ripley, Mississippi. Mr. Cox attended Turkey Creek Elementary and High School. In 1961 the Turkey Creek school was closed, and Mr. Cox graduated from North Gulfport High School. After high school,...
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    • Oral history with J.C. Fairley; 1977

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on January 31, 1977 with Jimmy Carter Fairley (born 1921). A native of Greene County, Mississippi, Mr. Fairley was active in the civil rights movement at the local, state, and national levels.
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    • Oral history with Myrtle Davis; 2010

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted June 12, 2010 with Myrtle Davis in Biloxi, Mississippi, at the Church of the Redeemer. Davis discusses growing up in Biloxi and her experience during the Biloxi Beach Wade-Ins.
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    • Oral history with Lounett Gore; 2008

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 19, 2008 with Lounett Gore at a private residence. Gore was born March 11, 1909 in Jones County, Mississippi. Gore describes growing up and living in a segregated society, the place of faith and gospel...
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    • Oral history with Minnie Ripley; 1979

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 7, 1979 with Mrs. Minnie Ripley on the street named after her, Ripley Street, in Mayersville, Mississippi. Ripley was born on August 22, 1900 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She attended public schools in...
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    • Oral history with Henry Peacock; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Henry Peacock conducted on April 2, 2000. Henry Peacock was born in Holcomb, Missisippi in 1949 on the Shaw Plantation where his father was a sharecropper. He went to school in Grenada when he was not working on the...
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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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    • Oral history with Augusta Bates; 2003

    • Oral history.; Augusta Bates was born on May 14, 1923, in Columbia, Mississippi and moved to the section of Gulfport known as the Quarters. From 1942 to 1949, she ran a cafe on the Coast. At the inception of Head Start, she began working in the...
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    • Oral History with Joe Moore; 2003

    • Oral history.; Joe Moore grew up on a large farm in Newton County, one of 16 children. He joined the Navy in 1943 and served in the Pacific. After moving to Gulfport in 1955 he worked for the Veterans Administration, and later became one of the...
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    • Oral History with Eddie Maston; 2002

    • A collection of interviews with African Americans of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, circa twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, who knew Colonel John Robinson, an African American pilot who was tapped by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Sellassie in the...
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    • Oral History with Clifton Thomas; 2003

    • Oral history.; Clifton Thomas was born in Forest, Mississippi in 1920. Mr. Thomas attended rural school at the Crudup Bottom School. In the late 1930s, Mr. Thomas joined the Civilian Conservation Corps preventing and fighting forest fires. After...
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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 Alonzo Brandon; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 24, 2002 in Claiborne County. Brandon describes conditions of sharecropping, including the relationships that developed with local stores. He discusses foodways and describes the process of making syrup. ...
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    • Oral history with Irene Marshall; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted January 9, 2001 in Westside, Mississippi. Irene Cadney Marshall was born April 20, 1919, in Westside, Mississippi to Matt Cadney and Joana Ross. Marshall attended school at Bethel School, where she was taught by...
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    • Oral history with James Gray; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 29, 2002 in James Gray's office. James Gray, Jr. was born on February 24, 1941, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The family moved to Port Gibson, Mississippi when Gray was three years old, and he has lived there...
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