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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 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 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 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...
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    • Oral history with James P. Miller; 2000

    • Oral History.; Interview conducted on May 24, 2000. James P. Miller was born in Blaine, Mississippi in 1931 where his parents were sharecroppers. He moved to the Gulf Coast and began to work first for the International Paper Company and then as a...
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    • Oral History with Adrian Labat; 2002

    • Oral history.; Adrian Labat graduated from St. Rose High School before joining the Navy where he served during World War II. He returned to civilian life in Bay St. Louis and began work in the Veterans Administration Hospital in the laundry until...
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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 Nathan Jones; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 27, 2002 at the Jones home in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Nathaniel Hawthorne Jones was born April 17, 1914, in Claiborne County to Alonzo Jones and Emma Harden Jones. When he was seven years old, his mother...
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    • Oral history with James Cohen; 1976

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on February 2, 1976 with James Cohen (born 1920). Mr. Cohen was born in rural Forrest County, Mississippi in 1920. Although poor, his widowed mother helped him attend college after he graduated valedictorian from...
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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 G.O. Parker Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with G.O. Parker. Gary Otha Parker Jr. was born in Harperville, Mississippi, in Scott County in 1920. His father was a Southern Baptist minister; his mother a teacher. He went to Union School in Newton County up...
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    • Oral History with Detroit Whitworth; 2002

    • Oral history.; Born in 1920 in Jayess, Mississippi, Detroit Whitworth grew up helping his parents on their farm. In 1943, he was drafted into the United States Army. He served in New Guinea and the Philippines. After World War II, Mr. Whitworth...
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    • Oral history with Roger McFarland; 2006

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 2, 2006 in West Point, Mississippi, at the home of Terry Buffington. McFarland discusses growing up in West Point and the racial discrimination he endured there. He also discusses his involvement with...
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    • 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...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Tommie Dukes, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Tommie Dukes Sr. was born in 1906 in Richardson, Mississippi, a town that no longer exists. Mr. Dukes played baseball at Alcorn College and then played for semi-pro and Negro League teams. Among other teams, he played for the Memphis...
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    • Oral history with Ivanhoe Donaldson; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 20, 2003 with Ivanhoe Donaldson in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Discusses growing up in New York City as part of an extended family with roots in the West Indies. Donaldson discusses his education in New...
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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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