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    • 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...
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    • Oral History with Horace Tate Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Horace Tate Jr. was born in 1934 in Gulfport, Mississippi. In 1953, he graduated from Thirty-third Avenue High School, and attended Jackson State University from which he graduated with a B.S. in 1957. He was drafted into the Army in...
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    • Oral history with Josephine Bell; 1996

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 22, 1996 with Mrs. Josephine Clemons Bell (born 1909). Mrs. Josephine Clemons Bell's teaching career in elementary education in the public schools of Natchez-Adams County spans twenty-nine and a half...
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    • Oral History with Aurabelle Caggins; 2003

    • Oral history.; Aurabelle Caggins was born in 1919, in Kiln, Mississippi. Orphaned at a young age, she grew up with relatives in Gulfport's Soria City community. She attended Thirty-third Avenue High School. In addition, Mrs. Caggins worked for pay...
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    • 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...
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    • Oral history with Jimmy Swan; 1977

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 23, 1977 with Mr. Jimmy Swan. Jimmy Swan was born in Cullman County, Alabama, but ran away from home when he was thirteen or fourteen and ended up in Wayne County, Mississippi. He sang in nightclubs and...
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    • Oral history with Oseola McCarty; 1996

    • 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 Gaynette C.F. Pugh; 2003

    • Oral History.; Interview conducted on March 4, 2003. Born on April 1, 1916, in Grove Hill, Alabama, Clark County, Mrs. Gaynette Cox Flowers Pugh was one of seven children born to Mr. George Cox Sr. and Mrs. Susie Alma Dickinson. When her mother was...
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    • Oral history with Eberta Spinks; 1995

    • Oral history.; Eberta Spinks was born in 1914 in Mississippi. Her parents farmed until her father moved the family to Tallahalla, Mississippi in order to take a job at the sawmill there, and later moved the family to Mobile Street in Hattiesburg. ...
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    • Oral history with Frances Burney; 2000

    • Oral history.; Ms. Frances Burney was born May 29, 1913, in Vancleave, Mississippi. When she was eighteen, she married and moved to Biloxi, Mississippi. Until 1951, she stayed home rearing her four children; at that time, her husband became ill,...
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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 Ellie and Eugene Steward; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 11, 1995 with Ellie and Eugene Steward in Benton County, Mississippi, at the home of Genevera Reaves. Ellie B. Steward was born in Benton County in 1931. She is an educator and former director of Head...
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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 Peter H. Stewart; 1997

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on August 20, 1997 and August 28, 1997 with Peter H. Stewart (born 1934). He began teaching school in Edwards, Mississippi, in the fall of 1961. In August 1969, he worked for Friends of Children, a Head Start...
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    • Oral history with Robin Midcalf; 1999

    • Oral history.; Robin Alfred Midcalf was born in Harrison County on November 13, 1961. At eighteen she divorced her abusive husband and became a single parent. After graduating from the University of Mississippi Law School, Judge Midcalf became...
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    • Oral history with Kenneth Haynes, Sr.; 1999

    • Oral history.; Reverend Kenneth Haynes Sr. was born October 11, 1930, in Amite County, Mississippi. In 1958, he entered the ministry, enrolling in Harper Baptist College where he received a Diploma in Christian Education and a Doctorate of...
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    • Oral history with Joseph E. Wroten; 1993

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 4, 1993 with Joseph E. Wroten (born 1925). Joseph Wroten was born February 28, 1925, in a Methodist parsonage in New Albany, Mississippi. Mr. Wroten graduated from Stephen D. Lee High School in...
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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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