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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 George L. French; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted George Lewis French was born in June 1919 to Edgar Franklin French and Lila Mae Schull French in Maryville, LA. French was one of five children. French’s family moved to Mississippi when he was twelve years old....
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Gladys Noel Bates; 1996

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 23, 1996 with Gladys Noel Bates. Bates received her A.B. degree from Tougaloo College, and her M.A. from West Virginia University. She taught in Jackson, Mississippi public schools until 1948 when she...
    • Oral history with Mr. Ulysses Sims

    • Oral history.; Mr. Ulysses Sims was born on May 31, 1918, in Mendenhall, Mississippi and after his parents died was raised by his grandparents. In 1936, he entered the Piney Woods School of Mississippi, working to pay his own way through school....
    • Oral History with Albert Gaston 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 John W.D. Brown; 2007

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted June 17, 2007 in West Point, Mississippi. Brown was born August 3, 1948 in Maben, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. He discusses living and growing up in West Point, Mississippi. He discusses how he came to be...
    • Oral history with Father Peter Quinn; 1999

    • Oral history.; Father Peter Oliver Quinn was born on April 11, 1937, in Ireland. He was ordained when he was twenty-five years old in Ireland, and he came to Mississippi in September, 1962. Father Quinn's first assignment was at Sacred Heart...
    • Oral history with Fred H. Cook; 1999

    • Oral history; Fredrick Harrison Cook III was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on April 15, 1952. During his senior year at The University of Southern Mississippi, Mr. Cook was drafted by the Baltimore Colts of the National Football League. He...
    • Oral history with Pete Johnson; 1993

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on January 26, 1993 with Pete Johnson, nephew of Paul B. Johnson Jr., at his home in Madison, Mississippi. Pete Johnson was born on May 12, 1948 in Alexandria, Louisiana. He received his B.S. degree in business...
    • Oral history with Estell Harvey; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Estell Harvey conducted on March 4, 2000. Sally Louie (Estell) Harvey was born in 1946 in Howell, Mississippi near Lexington. She grew up working on the family farm with her parents and siblings. Her parents...
    • Oral history with Professor N.R. Burger

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 11, 1982 with Professor N.R. Burger at his residence in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Burger was born on April 7, 1909 in Brookhaven, Mississippi. In 1932, he completed his undergraduate degree from Alcorn...
    • Oral history with Kathleen (Kat)  Bergeron

    • Oral history.; Kathleen (Kat) Bergeron was born on April 23, 1950. She attended Gulfport East High School and the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshal University in Huntington, West Virginia. From 1995 to 1996, Ms. Bergeron attended...
    • And good luck!

    • cartoon by Vic Runtz; Dwight D. Eisenhower carries his hat in one hand and gestures toward an open book with his other hand. The verso page of the open book is headed "1953-1961" and reads "Safe conduct through difficult and perilous times....
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    • Oral history with Teri Eaton

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on March 12, 2008 with Teri Eaton. An agent with State Farm Insurance, Mrs. Eaton discusses her experiences during and after Hurricane Katrina.


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