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    • Oral history with Oliver D. Gilmer

    • Oral history.; Reverend Oliver D. Gilmer was born in Kentucky on May 31, 1927. As he grew up on a farm, he attended a one-teacher school from primer through the eighth grade. During World War II, he was drafted into the Army. He served in the...
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    • Oral history with Reverend Robert James Jamison

    • Oral history.; Reverend Robert James Jamison was born on May 28, 1936, and lived in both St. Louis, Missouri, and the community of Shake Rag in Tupelo, Mississippi. Reverend Jamison earned money in high school from carpentry and upon graduation, he...
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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 Mr. Al Henderson

    • Oral history.; Albert Lloyd Henderson was born in 1928 as William Eugene Ramsey but was adopted in infancy. When he was thirty-nine years old, he found his birth family, five sisters and two brothers. Mr. Henderson grew up in Monroe, Louisiana. ...
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    • Oral history with Miss Oseola McCarty

    • Oral history.; Miss Oseola McCarty was born on March 7, 1908, in Wayne County, Mississippi. McCarty attended Eureka Elementary School until the sixth grade when she dropped out to care for an aunt who was ill. While still in school, McCarty began...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Janelle McComb

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Janelle McComb was born in Lauderdale County, and moved to Tupelo, Mississippi, when two weeks old. As a child, Mrs. McComb enjoyed the annual Mississippi / Alabama Fair and Dairy Show. She survived the Tupelo tornado in her...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Richard A. Murchison

    • Oral history.; Discusses Murchison's time spent in the United States Army. Particularly focuses on his participation in the Vietnamese Conflict. During that time, Murchison served both as an adviser and in an actual unit. He received a number of...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Ulysses Sims

    • Oral history.; Mr. Ulysses Sims was born on May 31, 1918, in Mendenhall, Mississippi and after his parents died was raised by his grandparents. In 1936, he entered the Piney Woods School of Mississippi, working to pay his own way through school....
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    • Oral history with Judge Fred L. Banks

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 5, 1998 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 of...
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    • Oral history with Father Peter Oliver Quinn

    • Oral history.; Father Peter Oliver Quinn was born on April 11, 1937, in Ireland. He was ordained when he was twenty-five years old in Ireland, and he came to Mississippi in September, 1962. Father Quinn's first assignment was at Sacred Heart...
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    • Oral history with George Dale

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on July 7, 2006 with George Dale (born 1940). Former Commissioner of Insurance for the State of Mississippi, Mr. Dale now serves as Public Policy Advisor for the law offices of Baker, Donelson. Dale discusses...
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    • Oral history with Laura Clare Thompson Creel

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on May 19, 2008 with Laura Clare Thompson Creel. A life-long resident of Biloxi, Mrs. Creel recounts her family history and experience dealing with hurricanes, including Hurricane Katrina.
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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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