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    • Oral history with Mr. Erle Johnston; 1980

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 30, 1980 with Mr. Erle Johnston at his home in Forest, Mississippi. Johnston was born on October 10, 1917 in Garyville, Louisiana. In 1941, he moved to Forest, Mississippi and bought the fledgling...
    • Oral history with Kenneth O. Williams; 1993

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 13, 1993 with Mr. Kenneth O. Williams at the new state capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi. Williams was born on January 18, 1924 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He received a BA in political science...
    • 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 E. Wroten; 1993

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 4, 1993 with Joseph E. Wroten (born 1925). Mr. Wroten became famous as one of only two Mississippi House Representatives who voted in favor of allowing blacks to enroll at the University of...
    • Oral history with Douglas Anderson; 2009

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Douglas Anderson on January 15, 2009. Douglas L. Anderson was born in 1939 in Jackson, Mississippi. He was the eleventh of twelve children. He attended Mary Jones grammar school, Walton Elementary, and...
    • Oral history with Dr. Aaron Henry; 1972

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 1, 1972 with Dr. Aaron Henry in his drugstore in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Henry was born on July 2, 1922 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. After serving in World War II, he went to Xavier College (now Xavier...
    • Oral history with Edward L. McDaniel; 1977

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 12, 1977 with Edward L. McDaniel. Born in Adams County, Mississippi, in 1934, Edward L. McDaniel grew up in Natchez, Mississippi. He went on to earn his GED and attend college for almost two years. He...
    • 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 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 of science in 1953. She then...
    • Oral history with Alyce Clarke; 2008

    • Oral history.; Alyce Griffin Clarke was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi. She was raised in Belzoni, where she graduated from McNair High School. She completed her undergraduate education at Alcorn State University and went on to earn a master's...
    • Oral history with Pete Johnson; 1993

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on January 26, 1993 with Pete Johnson, nephew of Paul B. Johnson Jr., at his home in Madison, Mississippi. Pete Johnson was born on May 12, 1948 in Alexandria, Louisiana. He received his B.S. degree in business...
    • Oral history with Erik Fleming; 2009

    • Oral history.; Erik Robert Fleming was born in 1965 in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Lindblom Technical High School and went on to attend Jackson State University on academic scholarship, earning a degree in political science. Fleming...
    • Finding aid for the Colmer (William M.) Papers.

    • Materials in this collection were donated by William M. Colmer: First accession-1970. Additional information online at:
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    • Oral history with Dan M. Lee; 2003

    • Oral history.; Dan M. Lee was born in Petal, Mississippi, on April 19, 1926. He graduated from Petal High School in April 1944. Justice Lee served in the United States Naval Air Corps from April 1944 to June 1946. Lee attended pre-law at The...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Genevera Nero Reaves; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 11, 1995 in Ashland, Mississippi, at the home of Genevera Nero Reaves. Reaves was born in Greenwood, Mississippi on January 20, 1923. Reaves was an educator and participant in the Mississippi theatre of...
    • Oral history with T.B. Bankston; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview with T. B. Bankston recorded on October 16, 1999. T. B. Bankston was born in October, 1917 and grew up sharecropping at Duck Hill, near Tupelo, Mississippi. Topics discussed include: traditional medicine, childhood...
    • Oral history with Terri Shaw; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 7, 1999 with Terri Shaw (born 1940). Terri Charlotte Shaw graduated from Antioch College in Ohio and worked for the Buffalo (N.Y.) Courier-Express before spending the summer of 1964 in Hattiesburg,...


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