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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 Arthur Fairley; 2003

    • Oral history.; One of eighteen children, Arthur Fairley was born in 1918, in Sweet Beulah, Mississippi. His family worked a small farm, growing most of their food. While attending school, Mr. Fairley worked as a child to bring money into his family...
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    • Oral History with Arthur Kennedy; 2003

    • Oral history.; Arthur Kennedy was born in the Handsboro community of Gulfport in 1923. In 1942 he joined the Navy and served for 10 years. After leaving the military, Kennedy returned to Gulfport and began working as a well driller for C. T....
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    • Oral History with Clifton Thomas; 2003

    • Oral history.; Clifton Thomas was born in Forest, Mississippi in 1920. Mr. Thomas attended rural school at the Crudup Bottom School. In the late 1930s, Mr. Thomas joined the Civilian Conservation Corps preventing and fighting forest fires. After...
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    • Oral history with Dr. W.J. Cunningham

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 6, 1981 with Dr. W. J. Cunningham at his home in Memphis, Tennessee. William Jefferson Cunningham was born on December 23, 1905 in Iuka, Mississippi. In 1929, he graduated from the University of...
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    • Oral History with Duncan Gray Jr.; 1999

    • Oral history.; Duncan Montgomery Gray Jr. attended high school in Greenwood and Jackson, Mississippi, and graduated from Central High, Jackson, in 1944. He earned an electrical engineering degree at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana, in...
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    • Oral history with Eddie Thomas; 1999

    • Oral history; Interview conducted on June 28, 1999 with Eddie Thomas. Eddie Thomas Sr. is a barber and a resident of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mr. Thomas was born in Sharkey County at Nitta Yuma, Mississippi in 1926 and moved to Vicksburg in 1946....
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    • Oral History with Eugene Christy; 2003

    • Oral history.; Eugene Lawrence Christy was born in 1930, in Gulfport, Mississippi. Christy graduated from Thirty-third Avenue High School. In 1951 he was drafted into the military during the Korean War. Upon returning home he began working at the...
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    • Oral history with Evelyn Dorsey Polk; 1998

    • Oral history.; Interview with Evelyn Dorsey Polk conducted on November 30, 1998. Evelyn Dorsey Polk was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1919. She earned a B.A. in history from Fisk University, then a B.S. in library science from the University of...
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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 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 Lee Willie Miller; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview with Lee Willie Miller conducted on July 29, 1999. Lee Willie Miller was born in 1917 in Stampley, Mississippi on a 220-acre plantation owned by her father. After her father died, she moved to Jackson in 1930 and then to...
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    • Oral history with Mr. David M. Ferriss

    • Oral history.; Mr. David M. "Boo" Ferriss was born December 5, 1921, in Shaw, Mississippi. Mr. Ferriss graduated from Mississippi State University and served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. Spending forty-four years as a player and coach in...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Harry A. Martin

    • Oral history.; Mr. Harry A. Martin was born in Clarke County, Mississippi, on July 20, 1925. Mr. Martin became active in Four-H Club and in Future Farmers of America during his elementary and high school years. After graduation, Mr. Martin got a...
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