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    • Oral history with Dr. Michael Smith

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Dr. Michael Smith, a professor of criminal justice at the University of Southern Mississippi and a journalist during the 1960s. Smith was born in 1942 in Waterloo, Iowa. After his family's move to Jackson,...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Earl Napoleon Moore

    • Oral history.; Mr. Earl Napoleon Moore was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on December 19, 1914. His father was a ship and bridge carpenter, and his mother was a homemaker. Mr. Moore graduated from Biloxi Colored High School. He was a boxer and a...
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    • Oral history with Joseph Schwartz

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 24, 1999 with Joseph Schwartz (born 1938). Schwartz was active in Friends of SNCC at Berkeley and went South in the autumn of 1964. He worked in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, from September 1964 to March 1965.
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    • Oral history with Ms. Sarah Bernice Arnold

    • Oral history.; Ms. Sarah Bernice Arnold was born January 25, 1913, in Saltillo, Mississippi. She lived through the Depression and the closing of the banks in the 1930s, at which time she went to work sewing in a factory in Tupelo. Her husband,...
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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 Geraldine Blessey

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Geraldine (Gerry) Blessey was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on April 16, 1922. Mrs. Blessey is a member of the Biloxi Council of Garden Clubs, the Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Gulf Coast Symphony Guild, and the Maritime...
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    • Oral history with James C. Simpson

    • Oral history.; Interviews conducted on May 11 and 12, 1992 with James C. Simpson (1930-1994). Simpson was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives from Harrison County in 1964. He served six more consecutive terms covering more than 20...
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    • Oral history with Miss Emma Ruth Corban

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 7, 1991 with Miss Emma Ruth Corban in her home in Meridian, Mississippi. Corban was born in Fayette, Mississippi, on September 18, 1907. She completed a BA degree in English in 1929 and her Masters...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Erle Johnston

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 30, 1980 with Mr. Erle Johnston at his home in Forest, Mississippi. Johnston was born on October 10, 1917 in Garyville, Louisiana. In 1941, he moved Forest, Mississippi and bought the fledgling newspaper,...
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    • Oral history with James Nix

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 7, 1993 with James Nix (born 1937). In 1966, Mr. Nix formed a civil rights activist group called the Spirit. This group agitated for civil rights in Hattiesburg and served as bodyguards for local civil...
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    • Oral history with Pinkey Hall

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 13, 1995 with Mississippi civil rights activist Mrs. Pinkey Hall, a member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. She attended the 1964 Democratic Convention in Atlantic City.
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Minnie Ripley

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 7, 1979 with Mrs. Minnie Ripley on the street named after her, Ripley Street, in Mayersville, Mississippi. Ripley was born on August 22, 1900 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She attended public schools in...
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    • Oral history with Barry Davis Jim

    • Oral history.; Barry Davis Jim, Sr., was born in Philadelphia Indian Hospital and grew up on the Pearl River Indian Reservation. He attended Pearl River Elementary Day School, which became Choctaw Central High School. Mr. Jim, a promising athlete,...
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    • Oral history with Mr. King Thomas Evans, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. King T. Evans was born on March 19, 1913 near Uniontown, Alabama, in Perry County. In 1925, Mr. Evans moved to Mississippi with his parents. His father was a mechanic and farmer. For a brief period, Mr. Evans attended the...
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    • Oral History with Mr. F.W. Bishop

    • Oral history.;Mr. F.W. Bishop was born on December 11, 1897, near Shaw, Mississippi. His family farmed in the Skene community before moving to Cleveland, Mississippi, in 1911. Mr. Bishop began his education in a one-room schoolhouse in Skene and...
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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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