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    • Oral history with James L. Robertson; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted March 1, April 5, June 6, and June 9, 2003. James Lawton Robertson was born in Greenwood, Mississippi in July of 1940. He attended the University of Mississippi where he earned his bachelor's degree in history. ...
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    • Oral history with Hattie Broadus; 2003

    • Oral history.; Hattie Rogers Broadus was born in 1907. She finished eighth grade in Perkinston, Mississippi. As a teenager, Broadus began domestic work for hire. She moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast where she married Maxie M. Broadus in 1932 in...
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    • Oral History with Albert Gaston Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Born in 1921, in Shuqualak, Mississippi, Albert Gaston and his family moved to Gulfport under the threat of racist violence. Mr. Gaston graduated from Thirty-third Avenue High School as class valedictorian, and went on to Morehouse...
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    • Oral history with Woodrow Alexander; 2005

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted August 23, 2005 at the Alexander residence in Prentiss, Mississippi. Alexander was born on August 31, 1931 in Prentiss and attended high school and junior college at Prentiss Normal Industrial Institute. Before...
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    • Oral history with William White; 2003

    • Oral history.; William C. White was born in 1921 in the Pleasant Hill community. As a young boy, White attended the Attala County Training School. He graduated as an honors student in 1942 and later took a national defense course at Alcorn College....
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    • Oral history with Willie M. Blaine; 2003

    • Oral history.; William M. Blaine was born in Ethel, Mississippi. His ancestors moved to Attala County in the 1840s, settling in the Bear Creek Community. Blaine joined the U.S Air Force in 1953 and served for 22 years. He completed electronics...
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    • Oral history with Bill Monroe; 2002

    • Oral history.; William "Bill" Monroe was born in Sunflower County, Mississippi. His family eventually moved to Kosciusko, and he spent most of his early life there. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Second World War with the...
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    • Oral history with Rose Lightfoot; 2005

    • Oral history.; Rose Lightfoot was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi in 1922. She lived in Ocean Springs. She began her teaching career at Our Mother of Sorrows High School in Biloxi, which she herself attended as a child. Throughout her long career,...
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    • Oral history with Roberta Walker; 2003

    • Oral history.; Roberta Eleanor Carr Walker was born August 30, 1917 in Attala County. Walker graduated from Tougaloo College and taught at Northside School in Kosciusko at the time of school integration. She married Lee Walter Walker.
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    • Oral history with Robert Beech; 1999

    • Oral history.; Robert Beech was born in 1935 in Madison, Wisconsin. When he was a small child, his family moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, and this is where he spent most of his early life. Beech discusses the Chinese history within his family,...
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    • Oral history with Newt Love, Jr.; 2001

    • Oral history.; Newton Edward Love, Jr. was born October 3, 1925 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. As a young boy, he attended Kosciusko public school where he played football, basketball, and played cornet in the band. Love went on to graduate from...
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    • Oral history with Max Lindsay; 2003

    • Oral history.; Max T. Lindsay was born April 4, 1932 in Williamsville, Mississippi. His father built a general merchandise store where his mother and siblings often worked. Lindsay attended East Union School and moved to Kosciusko School in 1946...
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    • Oral history with Linda Naef; 2001

    • Oral history.; Linda Naef was born in 1953 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved to Mississippi at the age of 6. She attended segregated schools until the early 1970s when federal mandates brought black and white students and black and white...
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