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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...
    • Oral history with Fred L. Banks, Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 25, 2003 with Judge Fred L. Banks, Jr. (born 1942). In the late 1960s, Judge Banks began his law career by serving for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. He was elected three times to the House...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Robert Smith, M.D.; 2000

    • Oral history.; Robert Smith was born on December 20, 1937 in Terry, Mississippi. He grew up on a farm, and his father was a livestock dealer. Smith began high school at age eleven. Upon graduation, he went on to graduate first from Tougaloo College...
    • Oral history with Winston Fairley; 2012

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted November 1 and November 14, 2012 with Rebecca Zimmer and Hayden McDaniel in Gulfport, Mississippi at the Richard Cox Library on the Gulf Park Campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. Winston Fairley, a...
    • Oral history with J.C. Fairley; 1977

    • 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.
    • Oral history with Larry Rubin; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 11, 1995 with Larry Rubin. A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, Larry Rubin was born June 23, 1942. In 1961, he began working to register voters in the South for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating...
    • Oral History with William G. "Bud" Gray; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted March 19, 1999. Gray was born December 27, 1914 in Beat Five, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. Gray discusses his education, joining the Mississippi Highway Patrol, transporting Mississippi's electric chair, race...
    • Oral history with Larry Rubin; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 28, 2001 in Takoma Park, Maryland, at Larry Rubin's home. Larry Rubin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A civil rights and social justice activist, Rubin worked in Albany, Georgia, and then in north...
    • Oral history with Rev. Sammie Rash; 1977

    • Oral history.; Reverend Sammie Rash was born in Sunflower County, Mississippi, on July 31, 1942. His parents were sharecroppers, and in 1949 they moved the family to the McGann plantation in Bolivar County, where Reverend Rash grew up. In 1963...
    • Oral History with Amos Croutch Jr.; 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...
    • Oral history with Kenneth O. Williams; 1993

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 13, 1993 with Mr. Kenneth O. Williams at the new state capitol building in Jackson, Mississippi. Williams was born on January 18, 1924 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He received a BA in political science...
    • Oral history with Joe Martin; 1995

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on November 1, 1995 with Joe Martin (born 1943) .Joe Martin grew up in McComb, Mississippi. He was inspired at a young age to become involved in civil rights activities when he heard Medgar Evers speak. In high...
    • Oral history with Lenore L. Prather; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 11, 2002 with Lenore Prather. Lenore Loving Prather was born September 17, 1931. Prather attended Mississippi State College for Women, where she received her bachelor of science in 1953. She then...
    • Oral history with Dr. Aaron Henry; 1972

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 1, 1972 with Dr. Aaron Henry in his drugstore in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Henry was born on July 2, 1922 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. After serving in World War II, he went to Xavier College (now Xavier...
    • Oral history with Umoja Kwanguvu; 1999

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 8, 1999 with Umoja Kwanguvu (born 1925). Umoja Kwanguvu, born William Jones, grew up in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1940s and 1950s, he served briefly in the Army and Air Force before earning his...
    • Oral history with Hollis Watkins; 1996

    • Oral history.; Three interviews conducted on October 23, 29, and 30, 1996 with Hollis Watkins (born 1941), the twelfth child of sharecroppers. Mr. Watkins was jailed for participating in the Woolsworth's lunch counter sit-in in McComb and a...
    • Oral history with Peter H. Stewart; 1997

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on August 20, 1997 and August 28, 1997 with Peter H. Stewart (born 1934). He began teaching school in Edwards, Mississippi, in the fall of 1961. In August 1969, he worked for Friends of Children, a Head Start...


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