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    • Oral history with Carl Boren; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Carl Boren at the Boren residence on May 29, 2001. Boren discusses his family history, folkways, and conditions growing up in Claiborne County, Mississippi. From a family of sharecroppers, he describes what...
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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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    • 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 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 James P. Miller; 2000

    • Oral History.; Interview conducted on May 24, 2000. James P. Miller was born in Blaine, Mississippi in 1931 where his parents were sharecroppers. He moved to the Gulf Coast and began to work first for the International Paper Company and then as a...
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    • Oral History with Joe Moore; 2003

    • Oral history.; Joe Moore grew up on a large farm in Newton County, one of 16 children. He joined the Navy in 1943 and served in the Pacific. After moving to Gulfport in 1955 he worked for the Veterans Administration, and later became one of the...
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    • Oral history with M.L. Shorter; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with M.L. Shorter. M. L. Shorter was born to Melissa Lee and Charles Thomas Shorter in the Touchstone-New Zion community in June 1923. He is one of seven children, all boys. Shorter's mother died when he was six...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Dave Dunaway

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 24, 1981 with Mr. Dave L. Dunaway at his office in Greenville, Mississippi. Dunaway was born on January 2, 1927 near the Enon community in Walthall County, Mississippi. Following his discharge from the...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Wilson Evans II

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on 06-11-1981 with Mr. Wilson Evans II (born 1924). Evans began his long career as a union leader in Gulfport in 1950, later becoming president of the union. This interview covers topics as diverse as his service...
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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 Terry Broadus

    • Oral history.; Mr. Terry Allen Broadus was born on October 11, 1938. Mr. Broadus enrolled at Perkinston Agricultural High School in 1952 and later received a baseball scholarship to attend Perkinston Junior College. In the late 1960s, Mr. Broadus...
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    • Oral history with Thomas E. Simmons; 2003

    • Oral history.; Born on September 19, 1936, in Tallahassee, Florida, Thomas E. Simmons grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He attended school there until he was a senior in high school at which time he transferred to Marion Military Institute...
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    • Oral history with Willie McSwain; 2010

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 24, 2010 in Biloxi, Mississippi with Willie Jean McSwain. McSwain worked in the cafeteria in the Biloxi School System at the time of the Biloxi Beach Wade-Ins. She and her husband were both involved. ...
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    • Oral history with Elizabeth Marks Doolittle

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 28, 2007 with Elizabeth Marks Doolittle, Public Services Librarian at the University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Park Campus. Ms. Doolittle discusses her experiences during Hurricane Katrina.
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    • Oral history with John C. ""Clark"" Griffith

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 25, 2007 with Lieutenant General John C. ""Clark"" Griffith. General Griffith describes his experiences during and after Hurricane Katrina, as well as his involvement in commissions planning for the...
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