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    • Oral history with Fannie Lou Hamer; 1972-1973

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on April 14, 1972 and January 25, 1973 with Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977). Hamer was a leading figure in the MFDP. She is best known for her 1964 national television...
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    • Oral history with Jimmy Swan; 1977

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 23, 1977 with Mr. Jimmy Swan. Jimmy Swan was born in Cullman County, Alabama, but ran away from home when he was thirteen or fourteen and ended up in Wayne County, Mississippi. He sang in nightclubs and...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Percy Greene; 1972

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 14, 1972 with Mr. Percy Greene at his office in Jackson, Mississippi. Greene was born on September 7, 1897 in Jackson, Mississippi and died on April 16, 1977. He was very active in the civil rights...
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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 Gladys Austin; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 2, 1995 with Miss Gladys Austin (born 1927). Miss Austin was born April 1, 1927 in Laurel, Mississippi. She graduated from Oak Park High School, received a B.S. degree from Tennessee A & I College (now...
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    • Oral history with Jerry E. Richard; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview recorded on March 10, 2003. Jerry E. Richard was born in Gulfport, Mississippi and grew up there during the Depression. He attended Catholic schools and worked in a variety of jobs inlcuding longshoreman, construction...
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    • Oral history with Dr. W. B. Thompson

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 7, 1976 with Dr. W. B. Thompson at his office at Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. Thompson was born on November 5, 1920 in Columbus, Mississippi. After returning from service in World War...
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    • Oral history with Bruce Grimes

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 22, 2007 with Bruce Grimes, a resident of Pascagoula, MS, who describes his experience during Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, including re-building his home.
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    • Oral history with Leroy Johnson

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 21, 2007 with Leroy Johnson, longtime Pascagoula, MS, resident, who describes his experience there during Hurricane Katrina and the devastation it wrought on the community and his personal life.
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    • Oral history with Mr. Erle Johnston; 1980

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 30, 1980 with Mr. Erle Johnston at his home in Forest, Mississippi. Johnston was born on October 10, 1917 in Garyville, Louisiana. In 1941, he moved to Forest, Mississippi and bought the fledgling...
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    • Oral History with Albert Gaston Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Born in 1921, in Shuqualak, Mississippi, Albert Gaston and his family moved to Gulfport under the threat of racist violence. Mr. Gaston graduated from Thirty-third Avenue High School as class valedictorian, and went on to Morehouse...
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    • Oral History with Geraldine Lang; 2002

    • Oral history.; Geraldine Lang moved to the Gulf Coast as a young woman and worked with her husband on a chicken farm. She became active in civic groups such as the NAACP and Concerned Citizens. She later founded the organization Save Our Children...
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    • Oral history with Gladys Noel Bates; 1996

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 23, 1996 with Gladys Noel Bates. Bates received her A.B. degree from Tougaloo College, and her M.A. from West Virginia University. She taught in Jackson, Mississippi public schools until 1948 when she...
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    • Oral history with Jack L. Herring; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Jack L. Herring. Dr. Jack Locke Herring was born to Maurice Francis Herring Sr. and Dorothy Willie Locke in Duck Hill, Mississippi in May 1930. He graduated from high school in Hinds, and attended Hinds...
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    • Oral history with James Cohen; 1976

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on February 2, 1976 with James Cohen (born 1920). Mr. Cohen was born in rural Forrest County, Mississippi in 1920. Although poor, his widowed mother helped him attend college after he graduated valedictorian from...
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