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    • Oral History with Alonzo Daniels; 2002

    • Oral history.; Alonzo Daniels was born in 1913, in Pearlington, Mississippi. In 1918, Daniels' family moved to Bay St. Louis. Mr. Daniels attended Valena C. Jones Public School in Bay St. Louis through tenth grade. In 1931, he graduated from St....
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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 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 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 Bidwell Barnes; 2003

    • Oral history.; Born in 1921, in Pass Christian, Mississippi, Bidwell Barnes left school at age fourteen to help support his family. From 1940 to 1942, Mr. Barnes served in the Civilian Conservation Corps; in 1942 he was drafted into the United...
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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 Walter Walker; 2002

    • Oral history.; Born in Louisiana in 1924 Walter Walker worked in construction, farming, in seafood factories, and on the railroad. In 1933 he moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Later Mr. Walker worked as a home builder, and in the kitchen and...
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    • Oral history with Robert Gavagnie

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on June 12, 2007 and February 20, 2008 with Robert Gavagnie. A descendent of some of the first settlers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Mr. Gavagnie discusses his experiences as Chief of the Bay St. Louis...
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    • Oral History with Richard Kelly; 2003

    • Oral history.; Richard Kelly attended Thirty-third Avenue High School in Gulfport. He worked from 1935-1942 at Gulf Park College in Long Beach. From 1943-1945, he served in the United States Army in France and the Pacific Theater. After returning...
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    • Oral History with Annie M. Johnson; 2003

    • Oral history.; Born in 1918, in Shuqualak, Mississippi, Annie M. Johnson and her family fled under threat of racist violence and settled in Gulfport. In 1936, Mrs. Johnson graduated from Thirty-third Avenue High School; in 1940 she graduated from...
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    • Oral history with Johnny and Clara Barbour; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview with Reverend Johnny Barbour and Clara M. Barbour recorded on January 25, 1999. Reverend Johnny Barbour was pastor at Alan Chapel A.M.E. Church in Meridian, Mississippi in 1967. Both he and Clara Barbour were active in the...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Lee Owens, Jr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. Lee Owens, Jr. was born on May 7, 1921, in Natchez, Mississippi. As a child, Mr. Owens worked in a cotton field for half a day while attending school for half a day. Because his parents could not afford to send him to school, he...
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    • Oral history with Charles Benvenutti

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on August 2, 2007 and October 9, 2007 with Charles Benvenutti, a CPA in Bay St. Louis, MS. He describes his experience during and after Hurricane Katrina.
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    • Oral History with Jimmie Jenkins; 2003

    • Oral history.; Jimmie Jenkins was born in 1937, in DeRidder, Louisiana, and his family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1941. In 1954, he graduated from Turkey Creek High School. After serving three years in the United States Army, Mr....
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    • Oral history with Marian Davis; 2010

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted February 23, 2010 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Davis discusses growing up in New Orleans and Bay St. Louis and the sense of community that pervaded life for African-Americans in the segregated South.
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    • Oral history with Joseph Schwartz; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 24, 1999 with Joseph Schwartz (born 1938). Joseph Schwartz was born in 1938 in New York City. Both of his parents were political activists. The family moved to California in 1946 and Schwartz graduated...
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