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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 G.W. Carney; 2010

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted June 12, 2010 with G.W. Carney. Carney was born in Crystal Springs, Mississippi and moved to Biloxi at the age of 2. A graduate of Nichols High School, he participated in the Biloxi Beach Wade-Ins of the early...
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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 Franzetta Sanders; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Franzetta Sanders conducted on May 17, 2000. Franzetta W. Sanders was born in Moss Point, Mississippi in 1936. She joined the NAACP in the early 1960s and became increasingly involved in the movement for civil rights....
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    • Oral history with Julia Holmes; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Julia Rodgers Holmes conducted on May 26, 2000. Julia Rodgers Holmes was born in Meridian, Mississippi in 1950 and grew up in Pascagoula. A librarian, she has worked to promote black history programs in her library and...
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    • Oral history with Mary Spell; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Mary Spell. Mary Maude Spell was born to George Washington Spell and Lu Ella Shorter between Braxton and Harrisville, Mississippi in January 1908. Spell was born in the house built by her great-grandfather in...
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    • Oral History with Willie Merrell; 2003

    • Oral history.; Willie Mae Merrell grew up in rural Liberty, Mississippi and moved to Gulfport in 1935 to complete high school at Thirty-third Avenue High School. After raising 14 children she returned to her education and graduated from the...
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    • Oral history with Lee J. Adams Sr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Lee J. Adams was born in 1916, in Gulfport, Mississippi. He graduated from Thirty-third Avenue High School. As a young man, Mr. Adams played semiprofessional baseball with a Negro league, the Gulfport Panthers. During World War II,...
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    • Oral history with George L. French; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted George Lewis French was born in June 1919 to Edgar Franklin French and Lila Mae Schull French in Maryville, LA. French was one of five children. French’s family moved to Mississippi when he was twelve years old....
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    • Oral History with Wendell Taylor; 2003

    • Oral history.; Reverend Wendell P.C. Taylor was born in 1915, in Rankin County, Mississippi. His grandparents, all born around 1847, had been slaves; his grandmother was one of the first African American teachers in Mississippi, and his grandfather...
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    • Oral history with Denton R. Everett; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Denton R. Everett. Denton Ray Everett was born in Puckett, MS on February 1918 to Frank and May Everett. After graduating from D’Lo High School, Everett went into the Civilian Conservation Corps. After the...
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    • Oral history with Richard Marsh; 2012

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Richard K. Marsh on October 29, 2012 in Gulfport, Mississippi on the Gulf Coast Campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. Marsh was born April 22, 1962 in Gulfport. He talks about some of the...
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    • Oral history with Bilbo Rodgers; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Bilbo Rodgers conducted on May 26, 2000. Bilbo Rodgers was born in Louisville, Mississippi in 1924. He worked on the farm with his family as a child, and joined the United States Army in 1943 at the age of 18. Rodgers...
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    • Oral history with Kathleen R. Miller; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Kathleen Miller. Mary Kathleen Reed Miller was born to Charlie Reed and Noblee Winham Reed in Hosston, LA in April 1925. She went to school in New Iberia, LA, and afterwards went to a three-year training...
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    • Oral history with M.L. Shorter; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with M.L. Shorter. M. L. Shorter was born to Melissa Lee and Charles Thomas Shorter in the Touchstone-New Zion community in June 1923. He is one of seven children, all boys. Shorter's mother died when he was six...
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    • Oral history with Lewis B. Bynum; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Lewis Bynum. Lewis Benjamin Bynum was born on Everett Reed Break, near the Kennedy Springs Community in 1911. One of eight children, Bynum's family moved to East Texas during World War I and returned to the...
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    • Oral history with Eldora Johnson; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Eldora Johnson. Johnson, born August 20, 1902, discusses living in the segregated South. During the 1960s era of the civil rights movement, Johnson participated in workplace integration, as she worked with...
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    • Oral history with Havard McDonald; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Havard McDonald. Reverend Havard McDonald was born to Jake McInnis and Willie Bell Collins McDonald near Magee, Mississippi in 1942. McDonald attended Jamesville School, south of Magee, until the third grade....
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