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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 Harry Tartt; 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 Gwendolyn Beard

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 22, 2007 with Gwendolyn Beard, a fourth-generation Mississippian who desribes her experieneces during and after Hurricane Katrina in Moss Point, MS.
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    • Oral history with Ralph Buchhorn

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 27, 2007 with Ralph Buchhorn, who came to the Mississippi Gulf Coast from San Diego in 2005 to provide emotional and spiritual support to survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
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    • Oral history with Natalie C. Brown

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on January 21, 2006 with Natalie C. Brown. Miss Brown lived near the Tulane campus during Hurricane Katrina and describes her evacuation and return to the city.
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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 Aimee Gautier-Dugger

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 21, 2007 with Aimee Gautier-Dugger, who describes her experience waiting out the storm in Gautier, the city her ancestors founded, and the struggle to regroup after the storm.
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    • Oral history with Rev. James L. Black

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on March 6, 2009 and April 2, 2009 with James L. Black, a pastor at Faith Tabernacle of Praise in Biloxi, MS. Rev. Black describes the devastation that Hurricane Katrina wrought on the Mississppi Gulf Coast as...
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    • Oral history with Charles Griffin

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 18, 1980 with Charles Hudson Griffin (born 1926). Griffin served in the office of U. S. Congressman John Bell Williams until 1968 when he campaigned for the position himself. He served three terms...
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    • Oral history with Mr. William F. Stallworth

    • Oral history.; Mr. William F. Stallworth was born August 12, 1954, in Monroeville, Alabama. He grew up in Pensacola, Florida, Jackson, Mississippi, and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education at Jackson State...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Billy Joe McCain, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. Billy Joe McCain, Sr., was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1936. When he was four years old, his parents divorced, and he returned with his mother to her parents' home in Grenada, Mississippi. He attended segregated schools,...
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    • Oral history with Obie Clark

    • Oral history.; Obie Clark was born October 31, 1932, near DeKalb, Mississippi. He earned a degree from Mississippi Industrial College and did additional college work at the University of Minnesota. For many years he taught school in Meridian,...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Ruby Magee

    • Oral history.; Four interviews conducted on June 11, September 26, October 10, and November 21, 1985 with Ms. Ruby Magee in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Magee was born on August 12, 1940 in Tylertown, Mississippi. In 1962, she received a BA in...
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    • Oral history with Gladys Noel Bates

    • Oral history.; A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Bates received degrees from Tougaloo College and West Virginia University, with further study at the University of Colorado and the University of Denver. She has been a resident of Denver, Colorado, for...
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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 Dr. Peter Orris

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on 1995 November 21 with Dr. Peter Orris (born 1945). Dr. Orris participated in his first civil rights demonstration when he was only eleven. In 1964, he was recruited to participate in the Summer Project in...
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