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    • Oral History with Charles Dubra; 2003

    • Oral history.; Charles Dubra grew up in Gulfport's Big Quarters. For three years he was a combat engineer in the United States Army. After returning to civilian life, he went to Huston-Tillotson College, majoring in elementary education. In 1971,...
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    • Oral History with Henry Lyons; 2003

    • Oral history.; Henry Lyons graduated from Randolph High School in Pass Christian, Mississippi. He served in the Army during World War II in Morocco, Italy and France. Upon returning to Mississippi he worked in numerous positions including at...
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    • Oral History with Harry Tartt; 2002

    • Oral history.; Harry Tartt attended Mobile County Training School in Plateau, Alabama, and New Orleans University (now Dillard University) in New Orleans, Louisiana, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1933. From 1934 through 1937, Reverend...
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    • Oral history with Franzetta Sanders; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Franzetta Sanders conducted on May 17, 2000. Franzetta W. Sanders was born in Moss Point, Mississippi in 1936. She joined the NAACP in the early 1960s and became increasingly involved in the movement for civil rights....
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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 Arthur Fairley; 2003

    • Oral history.; One of eighteen children, Arthur Fairley was born in 1918, in Sweet Beulah, Mississippi. His family worked a small farm, growing most of their food. While attending school, Mr. Fairley worked as a child to bring money into his family...
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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 Lessie Boyd; 2006

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 5, 2006 in West Point, Mississippi. She discusses race relations in Clay County, Mississippi, and how she came to be involved in civil rights activism, particularly voter registration. She talks about...
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    • Oral history with Johnny and Clara Barbour; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview with Reverend Johnny Barbour and Clara M. Barbour recorded on January 25, 1999. Reverend Johnny Barbour was pastor at Alan Chapel A.M.E. Church in Meridian, Mississippi in 1967. Both he and Clara Barbour were active in the...
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    • Oral history with Augusta Bates; 2003

    • Oral history.; Augusta Bates was born on May 14, 1923, in Columbia, Mississippi and moved to the section of Gulfport known as the Quarters. From 1942 to 1949, she ran a cafe on the Coast. At the inception of Head Start, she began working in the...
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    • Oral history with Myrtle Brown; 2003

    • Oral history.; Myrtle Brown was born in 1925, in Gulfport, Mississippi. She attended Thirty-third Avenue school. She was a very athletic child, playing sandlot baseball with the neighborhood boys. When she was in seventh grade, Ms. Brown was chosen...
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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 Bettye Brooks; 2003

    • Oral history.; Bettye Brooks was born in 1938, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Brooks attended Thirty-third Avenue Elementary School and High School. As a junior Brooks attended Tougaloo Preparatory School, an accelerated learning program at Tougaloo...
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    • Oral History with Amos Croutch Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Amos Croutch was born in 1925, in Gulfport, Mississippi. After graduating from Thirty-third Avenue High School in 1943, Mr. Croutch was drafted into the United States Navy where he trained to be an aviation metalsmith. He attended...
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    • Oral History with Eugene Christy; 2003

    • Oral history.; Eugene Lawrence Christy was born in 1930, in Gulfport, Mississippi. Christy graduated from Thirty-third Avenue High School. In 1951 he was drafted into the military during the Korean War. Upon returning home he began working at the...
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    • Oral History with John Dawson; 2003

    • Oral history.; Born on December 8, 1923, in Lumberton, Mississippi, Mr. John Dawson was one of the children of Mr. David and Mrs. Hattie Johnson Dawson. John Dawson moved with his family to the Soria City community in Gulfport, Mississippi at the...
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    • Oral History with Ella Lawrence; 2003

    • Oral history,; Ella Lawrence graduated from Thirty-third Avenue High School in Gulfport and worked with children as a caregiver in private homes and later with the Head Start program. She was active in civic and church groups and received awards...
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