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    • Oral history with Oseola McCarty; 1996

    • Oral history.; Miss Oseola McCarty was born on March 7, 1908, in Wayne County, Mississippi. McCarty attended Eureka Elementary School until the sixth grade when she dropped out to care for an aunt who was ill. While still in school, McCarty began...
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    • Oral history with Joseph Smith; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 15, 2001 in Claiborne County, Mississippi. Joseph Smith was born in 1910 in Willows, Mississippi, to Ben Smith and Missy January Smith. He was educated at Mount Pilgrim School in Rocky Springs. He married...
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    • Oral history with Mary Lee Magee; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Mary Lee Magee. Mary Lee Walker Magee was born to Rev. Frank Walker and Mattie Burkett in Shivers Crossing, MS in March 1932. She had three sisters and five brothers. She went to Dry Ridge School through to...
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    • Oral history with Sallie Blackburn; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Sallie Blackburn in Port Gibson, Mississippi. She was born in 1910 in Russum, Mississippi. Blackburn recalls what it was like growing up in Mississippi and life, foodways, and society in Port Gibson...
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    • 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...
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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 Annie Wade; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted February 16, 2001 in Claiborne County. Annie Jones Wade was born in Claiborne County on May 14, 1915 to Marcus D. Jones and Annie Wade. She attended school in Jefferson County. She married Charlie Wade on June...
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    • Oral History with Detroit Whitworth; 2002

    • Oral history.; Born in 1920 in Jayess, Mississippi, Detroit Whitworth grew up helping his parents on their farm. In 1943, he was drafted into the United States Army. He served in New Guinea and the Philippines. After World War II, Mr. Whitworth...
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    • Oral history with Joseph Robert; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview recorded on February 6, 2003. Joseph R. Robert was born in New Orleans and moved to Gulfport in 1933 when he was two years old. He attended Catholic schools, graduating in 1951. Robert served in the Navy Reserve while in...
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    • Oral history with Frank Bridges; 2000

    • Oral history.; Frank Bridges was born in 1923 in Biloxi, Mississippi. He served during World War II in Guadalcanal and Guam. After returning from the war, he worked a few odd jobs before moving to Chicago. After a brief stay, he returned to his...
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    • Oral history with Marnie Herrington

    • Oral history.; An interview with Marnie Herrington conducted on October 1, 2005. Ms. Herrington discusses her experience during and after Hurricane Katrina in Crystal Springs, Mississippi.
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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 Annie M. Johnson; 2003

    • Oral history.; Born in 1918, in Shuqualak, Mississippi, Annie M. Johnson and her family fled under threat of racist violence and settled in Gulfport. In 1936, Mrs. Johnson graduated from Thirty-third Avenue High School; in 1940 she graduated from...
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    • Oral history with Lola Berry; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Lola Berry. Lola Wilson Durr Berry was born in 1926 near Mendenhall, MS to Charlie Walker and Roberta Wilson. Berry began sharecropping in cotton fields at the age of seven. Berry left school after fifth...
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    • Oral history with Katherlina McClain; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Katherlina McClain. Katherlina McClain was born to Alvin Rankin and Fannie Buckhalter in July 1913. She had two brothers and five sisters. Katherlina went to Vardaman School, a plantation school, for three...
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    • Oral history with James Gray; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 29, 2002 in James Gray's office. James Gray, Jr. was born on February 24, 1941, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The family moved to Port Gibson, Mississippi when Gray was three years old, and he has lived there...
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    • Oral history with John Hairston

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on September 4, 2008 with John Hairston, Chief Executive Officer of Hancock Bank, Gulfport, Mississippi. Mr. Hairston discusses his family history, experience during Hurrican Katrina, and the economic impact...
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    • Oral history with Sister Jacqueline Howard

    • Oral history.; An interview with Sister Jacqueline Howard conducted on May 30, 2007. Principal at Our Lady Academy in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, Howard describes the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the school and the community of Bay St. Louis.
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    • Oral history with Carol Mars

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 22, 2007 with Carol Mars, a retired librarian, who discusses Hurricane Katrina's effects on her life as well as the Pascagoula Library and surrounding area.
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