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    • Oral history with Josephine Bell; 1996

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 22, 1996 with Mrs. Josephine Clemons Bell (born 1909). Mrs. Josephine Clemons Bell's teaching career in elementary education in the public schools of Natchez-Adams County spans twenty-nine and a half...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Charles Cobb; 1996

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 21, 1996 with Mr. Charles Cobb (born 1943) in Washington, D.C. In the summer of 1962, he was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) field secretary in Ruleville, Mississippi, where he and...
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    • 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...
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    • Oral history with Will D. Campbell; 1976

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 8, 1976, with Will D. Campbell. Mr. Campbell, born in Amite County, Mississippi, was ordained as a pastor at the age of 17. He first became aware of race relations during time spent in the military, when...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Troy Catchings Jr.; 1994

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 15, 1994 with Troy Catchings, Jr. (born 1942). In 1966, he began working with Coahoma Opportunities, Inc. (COI), an antipoverty agency that serves the African-American and poor white communities of...
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    • Oral history with Lawrence Guyot; 1996

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 7, 1996 with civil rights voting registration activist and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) field secretary Lawrence Guyot (born 1939). He was also the chairman and delegate of the...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Barry Clemson; 1995

    • Oral history.; Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 14, 1995 with Dr. Barry Clemson (born 1941). He attributes his interest in civil rights work in part to his membership in the Church of the Brethren, one of the "key civil rights...
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    • Oral history with Willie McSwain; 2010

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 24, 2010 in Biloxi, Mississippi with Willie Jean McSwain. McSwain worked in the cafeteria in the Biloxi School System at the time of the Biloxi Beach Wade-Ins. She and her husband were both involved. ...
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    • Oral history with Sandra Adickes

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 21, 1999 with Dr. Sandra Adickes (born 1933). In 1963, Dr. Adickes taught African-Americans in freedom school efforts in Prince Edward County, Virginia. In 1964, she was recruited to teach in...
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    • Oral history with Bennie Gooden; 1994

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 15, 1994 with Bennie Gooden. As one of the founding members of the Southern Education Recreation Association (SERA), Mr. Gooden wrote the grant proposal to fund Coahoma County's first Head Start program...
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    • Oral history with Joe Martin; 1995

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on November 1, 1995 with Joe Martin (born 1943). Mr. Martin became inspired by Medgar Evers after hearing him in elementary school. Martin and his Burgland High football friends formed an NAACP youth group. Mr....
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    • Oral history with Terri Shaw; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 7, 1999 with Terri Shaw (born 1940). Ms. Shaw graduated from Antioch College in Yellow springs, Ohio, in 1963, then went to work for the Buffalo (NY) Courier-Express before spending the summer in...
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    • Oral History with Celestine Labat; 2002

    • 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...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Rims Barber; 1995

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on July 5, 1995 with Mr. Rims Barber (born 1936). In 1964, he was a twenty-seven-year-old Presbyterian minister in Davenport, Iowa. He came to Mississippi in response to a request for volunteers to help with...
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    • Oral history with Augusta Bates; 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...
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    • Oral history with James Cohen; 1977

    • 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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    • 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 Umoja Kwanguvu; 1999

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 8, 1999 with Umoja Kwanguvu (born 1925). Born William Jones, Umoja Kwanguvu actively protested and defied segregation while in the military, conducted protest activities against the prevailing Jim Crow...
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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 Eldridge W. Steptoe, Jr.; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 14, 1995 with Eldridge W. Steptoe Jr. (born 1936). Mr. Steptoe witnessed his father's involvement in the McComb movement of the early 1950s and in the establishing of a local chapter of the NAACP in...
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