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    • Oral history with Donald Evans; 1999

    • Oral history.; Donald Evans grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and attended Arkansas A&M College on a football scholarship. He began working as housing director at the William Bell Housing Association in 1969, then as a longshoreman in the Port...
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    • Oral History with John Dawson; 2003

    • Oral history.; Born on December 8, 1923, in Lumberton, Mississippi, Mr. John Dawson was one of the children of Mr. David and Mrs. Hattie Johnson Dawson. John Dawson moved with his family to the Soria City community in Gulfport, Mississippi at the...
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    • Oral History with John Dean; 2003

    • Oral history.; John D. Dean was born in 1916, in Bond, Mississippi. His family moved to Gulfport during the Depression. At the age of sixteen, Mr. Dean began working for $1 a day cutting paper wood to help support his family. After the bombing of...
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    • Oral history with Will D. Campbell; 1976

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 8, 1976, with Will D. Campbell. Campbell, born in Amite, Mississippi, was ordained as a pastor at the age of 17. He first became aware of racism during time spent in the military, when he read a novel by...
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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 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 Robert A. Weaver

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on September 23, 2009 with Robert Weaver, the Sand Beach Director and Roads Manager for Harrison County, who describes the 2005 hurricane season's destruction across the American South.
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    • Oral history with Myrtle Brown; 2003

    • Oral history.; Myrtle Brown was born in 1925, in Gulfport, Mississippi. She attended Thirty-third Avenue school. She was a very athletic child, playing sandlot baseball with the neighborhood boys. When she was in seventh grade, Ms. Brown was chosen...
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    • Oral history with Lounett Gore; 2008

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 19, 2008 with Lounett Gore at a private residence. Gore was born March 11, 1909 in Jones County, Mississippi. Gore describes growing up and living in a segregated society, the place of faith and gospel...
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    • Oral History with Willie Cox; 2003

    • Oral history.; Willie J. Cox was born in 1942, in Ripley, Mississippi. Mr. Cox attended Turkey Creek Elementary and High School. In 1961 the Turkey Creek school was closed, and Mr. Cox graduated from North Gulfport High School. After high school,...
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    • Oral History with Joe Moore; 2003

    • Oral history.; Joe Moore grew up on a large farm in Newton County, one of 16 children. He joined the Navy in 1943 and served in the Pacific. After moving to Gulfport in 1955 he worked for the Veterans Administration, and later became one of the...
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    • Oral History with Harry Tartt; 2002

    • Oral history.; Harry Tartt attended Mobile County Training School in Plateau, Alabama, and New Orleans University (now Dillard University) in New Orleans, Louisiana, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1933. From 1934 through 1937, Reverend...
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    • 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.
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    • Oral history with Bilbo Rodgers; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Bilbo Rodgers conducted on May 26, 2000. Bilbo Rodgers was born in Louisville, Mississippi in 1924. He worked on the farm with his family as a child, and joined the United States Army in 1943 at the age of 18. Rodgers...
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    • Oral history with Dan M. Lee; 2003

    • Oral history.; Dan M. Lee was born in Petal, Mississippi, on April 19, 1926. He graduated from Petal High School in April 1944. Justice Lee served in the United States Naval Air Corps from April 1944 to June 1946. Lee attended pre-law at The...
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    • Oral history with James P. Miller; 2000

    • Oral History.; Interview conducted on May 24, 2000. James P. Miller was born in Blaine, Mississippi in 1931 where his parents were sharecroppers. He moved to the Gulf Coast and began to work first for the International Paper Company and then as a...
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    • 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...
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    • Oral history with Charlie Odom; 2003

    • Oral history.; Charlie Odom was raised by his grandparents in Lyman, Mississippi. He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps and later in the Unites States Army during World War II. He worked for the United States Postal Service from 1947 until...
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    • Oral history with T. Elias Harris; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 23, 2002 in Port Gibson, Mississippi. T. Elias Harris was born June 30, 1933 in Pattison, Mississippi. He attended elementary school at Bannockburn Elementary School and then attended Claiborne County...
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    • Oral history with James J. Smith; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with James J. Smith. James J. Smith was born to Rosie Washington and William Smith in Natchez, Mississippi in February 1907. Smith moved to Simpson County at the age of nineteen. He worked for the Finkbine Lumber...
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