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    • Oral history with Dr. Eleanor Byrd Walters

    • Oral history.; Born on March 28, 1914, Dr. Eleanor Byrd Walters was born in Gunnison, Mississippi. In 1934, she received her B.S. in education from Delta State Teachers College and went on to earn several advanced degrees. From 1934 through 1943...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Buck Wells

    • Oral history.; Mr. Ray William (Buck) Wells was born August 21, 1916, on a dairy farm three-fourths of a mile southwest of Mississippi Normal College (now The University of Southern Mississippi). Sometime around 1920 or 1921 he moved into...
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    • Oral history with Zella Weathersby

    • Oral history.; Zella McNair Weathersby was born January 1, 1929, in Mt. Olive, Mississippi. Mrs. Weathersby graduated from high school from Depriest (now known as Earl Travillion) in Hattiesburg. She attended Jackson State College and later did...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Maurice Turner

    • Oral history.; Maurice Guyton Turner was born on April 29, 1912, in Greene County, Mississippi. He graduated from Greene County Agriculture High School in 1932. After staying out of school for a year he worked in his brother's grocery store. He...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Edith Ruff Thomas

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Edith Ruff Thomas was born on February 12, 1920. She grew up on a farm that became well-established, providing products throughout Tupelo. In 1936, she lived through the Tupelo tornado, and in 1937 she was graduated from Tupelo...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Monroe (Bill) Winston

    • Oral history.; Mr. Monroe (Bill) Winston was born September 12, 1907, in Caseyville, Lincoln County, Mississippi. His parents were sharecroppers on the Red Star plantation, the same plantation where his grandmother had been a slave. Mr. Winston...
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    • Oral history with Laura Mae Davenport

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Laura Mae Davenport was born in Gholson, Mississippi, on October 22, 1908. She attended the Noxubee County Agricultural High School before moving to Shuqualak to finish high school in 1927. She began a teaching career and...
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    • Oral history with Mr. John Sherman Crubaugh

    • Oral history.; Mr. John Sherman Crubaugh was born April 12, 1913. During his college years at Mississippi State, from 1931, he worked to pay for his education. After he received a B.S. degree and an M.Ed. degree from Mississippi State University,...
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    • Oral history with J. C. Fairley

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on January 31, 1977 with Jimmy Carter Fairley (born 1921). A native of Greene County, Mississippi, Mr. Fairley was active in the civil rights movement at the local, state, and national levels.
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    • Oral history with Mr. Edward Sternberg

    • Oral history.; Mr. Edward Sternberg was born on October 22, 1901, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was educated in private schools and graduated from Grady School, Louisville, in June 1915. He worked in a variety of jobs as a boy and began his first...
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    • Oral History with Arthur Fairley; 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...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Winson Hudson

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 31, 1995 with long-time civil rights activist Ms. Winson Hudson. In 1956 her community challenged the enforcement of the "separate but equal" provision of Brown v. Board of Education. When local banks...
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    • Finding aid for the Colmer (William M.) Papers.

    • Materials in this collection were donated by William M. Colmer: First accession-1970. Additional information online at: http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/archives/m024.htm
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    • Oral history with Ms. Vernon J. Keys

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 19, 1994 with Ms. Vernon J. Keys (born 1926). Beginning in 1965, Ms. Keys worked with the Coahoma Opportunities, Inc. (COI), a community action agency designed to improve the economic position of the poor...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Tyrone Burton

    • Oral history.; Mr. Tyrone Burton was born in Franklinton, Louisiana, on April 5, 1941. The family owned an eighty-eight acre farm. In 1961, Mr. Burton graduated from Franklinton High School. After high school, Burton attended Katy's Barber...
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