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    • Oral history with Mr. M.W. Hamilton

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on February 13, 1978 with Mr. M.W. Hamilton in Petal, Mississippi. Hamilton was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1909 and lived in the area until his death in 1990. He worked as a mechanic, electrician and...
    • Oral history with Mr. Augustus Ashby Sr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. Augustus (Gus) Ashby Sr. was born in 1924, in Washington, D.C. and moved to Tupelo where he became active in the local church. After high school, he attended college in Holly Springs and Okolona, Mississippi. He was a member of...
    • Oral history with Henry Peacock; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Henry Peacock conducted on April 2, 2000. Henry Peacock was born in Holcomb, Missisippi in 1949 on the Shaw Plantation where his father was a sharecropper. He went to school in Grenada when he was not working on the...
    • Oral history with Percy Brooks

    • Oral history.; Percy Brooks was born on November 15, 1911 to a family of farmers. His grandfather had been freed from slavery during the Civil War, and afterwards sharecropped and rented land to save money to buy eighty acres in 1909. Mr. Brooks...
    • Oral History with John Dawson; 2003

    • A collection of interviews with African Americans of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, circa twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, who knew Colonel John Robinson, an African American pilot who was tapped by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Sellassie in the...
    • Oral history with Virginia May; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Virginia May. Virginia Abney Thompson May was born to Hezekiah Burton Thompson and Georgia Vashti Cassity in Gurley, LA in October 1917. She had a brother and a sister. May's mother died in 1922, and her...
    • Oral history with Mr. E. Hammond Smith

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on April 8 and 13, 1982 with Mr. E. Hammond Smith at his home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Smith was born on December 17, 1894 in Bladen Springs, Alabama. His family moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi and...
    • Oral history with Mrs. LePoint Cassibry Smith

    • Oral history.; LePoint Cassibry Smith was born on October 29, 1920, in Memphis, Tennessee; she grew up in Cleveland, Mississippi. She attended the Hill Demonstration School at Delta State Teachers College; she then attended and was graduated from...
    • Oral history with Dr. John Paul Quon

    • Oral history.; Dr. John Paul Quon was born June 11, 1942, in Moorhead, Mississippi. His parents emigrated from China to Mississippi to participate in a family-owned grocery store. Dr. Quon was in the first public school class in Mississippi that...
    • Oral history with Richard Marsh; 2012

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Richard K. Marsh on October 29, 2012 in Gulfport, Mississippi on the Gulf Coast Campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. Marsh was born April 22, 1962 in Gulfport. He talks about some of the...
    • Oral history with Charles Lorenzo Davis; 2005

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted August 27, 2005. Charles Lorenzo Davis is a native of Hattiesburg. Davis participated in civil rights era activism inspired by a visit from Medgar Evers to his church. He discusses the role of the church in the...
    • Oral history with O'Neal Chambers; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 17, 2001 in Claiborne County. O'Neal Chambers was born July 30, 1910 in Lorman, Mississippi. He completed his education at Rosenwald School and Watson Chapel. Throughout his career, Chambers worked as a...
    • Oral history with Mrs. Vernon Keys; 1994

    • Oral history.; Ms. Vernon J. Keys was born on October 7, 1926 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. She graduated from Coahoma County Agricultural High School in Clarksdale and went on to receive a bachelor's degree in sociology from J.P. Campbell College...
    • Oral history with George Rogers

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 16, 1977 with George Rogers (born 1927). Mr. Rogers, a Rhodes Scholar, was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives, where he served for more than twenty years. He became well known for his...


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