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    • Oral history with Ms. Lillie Belle Johnson

    • Oral history.; Ms. Lillie Belle Johnson was born in Shannon, Mississippi, in 1925, into a family of farmers. She finished high school at Mary Holmes Junior College in West Point, Mississippi, married and then became a widow with four children, but...
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    • Oral history with Dorothea Allsup

    • Oral history.; Dorothea Allsup was born on February 4, 1916. Her family resided in Nebraska, but they moved to Epes, Alabama and then Macon, Mississippi, when she was seventeen. While Mrs. Allsup attended high school in Macon she met her future...
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    • Oral history with Geraldine Blessey

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Geraldine (Gerry) Blessey was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on April 16, 1922. Mrs. Blessey is a member of the Biloxi Council of Garden Clubs, the Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce, the Gulf Coast Symphony Guild, and the Maritime...
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    • Oral history with Johnny L. DuPree

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on August 1, 2006 with Hattiesburg, Mississippi Mayor Johnny DuPree. Mayor DuPree discusses preparations made before the arrival of Hurricane Katrina, as well as his experiences during and after the storm.
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    • Oral history with Glen East

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on May 30, 2007 with Glen East, Superintendent of Gulfport, Mississippi Schools. Mr. East discusses the impact of Hurricane Katrina on Gulfport Schools.
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    • Oral history with Robert E. Bass, Jr.

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on May 14, 2008 with Robert E. Bass, Jr. (born 1955). Mr. Bass earned degrees from Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi Law School. He has served in many civic capacities, including...
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    • Oral history with Rev. James L. Black

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on March 6, 2009 and April 2, 2009 with James L. Black, a pastor at Faith Tabernacle of Praise in Biloxi, MS. Rev. Black describes the devastation that Hurricane Katrina wrought on the Mississppi Gulf Coast as...
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    • Oral history with Anne Petty

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 22, 2007 with Anne Petty, a retired schoolteacher, who describes hearing about Hurricane Katrina from her hospital bed in Washington and learning of its damage to her home in Pascagoula.
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    • Oral history with Laura Mae Davenport

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Laura Mae Davenport was born in Gholson, Mississippi, on October 22, 1908. She attended the Noxubee County Agricultural High School before moving to Shuqualak to finish high school in 1927. She began a teaching career and...
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    • Oral history with Boyce Holleman

    • Oral history.; Mr. Boyce Holleman was born on February 26, 1924, in Wiggins, Mississippi. Mr. Holleman enrolled at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in the fall of 1940, but transferred to the University of Mississippi to study law. In...
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    • Oral history with Reverend Robert James Jamison

    • Oral history.; Reverend Robert James Jamison was born on May 28, 1936, and lived in both St. Louis, Missouri, and the community of Shake Rag in Tupelo, Mississippi. Reverend Jamison earned money in high school from carpentry and upon graduation, he...
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    • Oral History with Ms. Frances E. Joyner

    • Oral history.; Ms. Frances Elkin Joyner was born on November 23, 1909, in Tupelo, Mississippi. She graduated from Tupelo High School and then attended National Park Seminary in Forest Glen, Maryland. She married Ernest Love Joyner, Jr. just...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Boyd O'Neal Keith

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Boyd O'Neal Keith was born on July 17, 1918. In childhood, she worked on her family's 328 acre homestead and attended Daisy Vestry High School. Mrs. Keith worked at a wool mill in Hurley, Mississippi, while also farming and...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Janelle McComb

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Janelle McComb was born in Lauderdale County, and moved to Tupelo, Mississippi, when two weeks old. As a child, Mrs. McComb enjoyed the annual Mississippi / Alabama Fair and Dairy Show. She survived the Tupelo tornado in her...
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    • Oral history with Dr. S. Jay McDuffie

    • Oral history.; Dr. S. Jay McDuffie was born in Nettleton, Mississippi, and grew up in Tupelo. He earned a B.S. degree at Mississippi State University, entered the U.S. Public Health Service during World War II and later earned his medical...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Frank Kyle Spain

    • Oral history.; Mr. Spain was born in 1927 in Ohio and moved with his family to Mississippi in 1930. While still a high school student, he helped build and operate a local AM radio station. Having graduated with honors from Mississippi State...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Edith Ruff Thomas

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Edith Ruff Thomas was born on February 12, 1920. She grew up on a farm that became well-established, providing products throughout Tupelo. In 1936, she lived through the Tupelo tornado, and in 1937 she was graduated from Tupelo...
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