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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 Ms. Varnell Homan

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Varnell Homan was born on February 5, 1925, in Mooreville, Mississippi. In 1936, the year of Tupelo's worst tornado, she moved to Shannon, Mississippi. In 1942 she married Elkin P. Homan, and they were farmers. To make a...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Clara Watson

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Clara Griffin Watson was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on October 15, 1933. During the 1960s, Mrs. Watson helped the COFO workers in Mississippi, marched on the Federal Building, and housed some of the civil rights activists in...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Pete Walker

    • Oral history.; On April 8, 1927, Dr. Pete Walker was born in Lumberton, Mississippi. When Dr. Walker was four years old, his mother passed away. As a child, Dr. Walker worked in his father's cafes. Dr. Walker attended Jones County Junior College...
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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 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 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 Jimmie Jenkins; 2003

    • Oral history.; Jimmie Jenkins was born in 1937, in DeRidder, Louisiana, and his family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1941. In 1954, he graduated from Turkey Creek High School. After serving three years in the United States Army, Mr....
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    • Oral history with Harry C. Tartt

    • Oral history.; Reverend Harry C. Tartt was born on October 16, 1908, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Reverend Tartt attended New Orleans University (now Dillard University) in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1934, Reverend Tartt began teaching school at...
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    • Oral history with James L. Robertson; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted March 1, April 5, June 6, and June 9, 2003. James Lawton Robertson was born in Greenwood, Mississippi in July of 1940. He attended the University of Mississippi where he earned his bachelor's degree in history. ...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Robert Elton Cox

    • Oral history.; Robert Elton Cox was born February 6, 1917, at Mannsdale, Mississippi in Madison County. He attended school in Madison and graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson. He taught and coached for two years before going into the service....
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    • 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...
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    • Oral history with Obie Clark; 1997

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Obie Clark on September 30, 1997. Clark was born October 31, 1932, near DeKalb, Mississippi. He earned a degree from Mississippi Industrial College and took courses at the University of Minnesota. For many...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Lillie Belle Johnson

    • Oral history.; Ms. Lillie Belle Johnson was born in Shannon, Mississippi, in 1925, into a family of farmers. She finished high school at Mary Holmes Junior College in West Point, Mississippi, married and then became a widow with four children, but...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Sarah H. Johnson; 1978

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 10, 1978 with Ms. Sarah Johnson at her home in Greenville, Mississippi. Johnson was born on March 10, 1938 in Charleston, South Carolina. She is an African American woman who has been active on...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Boyd O'Neal Keith

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Boyd O'Neal Keith was born on July 17, 1918. In childhood, she worked on her family's 328 acre homestead and attended Daisy Vestry High School. Mrs. Keith worked at a wool mill in Hurley, Mississippi, while also farming and...
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