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    • Oral history with Oseola McCarty; 1996

    • Oral history.; Miss Oseola McCarty was born on March 7, 1908, in Wayne County, Mississippi. McCarty attended Eureka Elementary School until the sixth grade when she dropped out to care for an aunt who was ill. While still in school, McCarty began...
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    • Oral history with James Lockett Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; James Lockett was educated at Tougaloo College, the University of Illinois, Alcorn State University, Atlanta University, Arkansas State University and the University of Southern Mississippi. He was a lifelong educator and...
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    • Oral History with Willie Merrell; 2003

    • Oral history.; Willie Mae Merrell grew up in rural Liberty, Mississippi and moved to Gulfport in 1935 to complete high school at Thirty-third Avenue High School. After raising 14 children she returned to her education and graduated from the...
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    • Oral history with Betty W. Carter; 1977

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 17, 1977 with Mrs. Betty Carter at her home in Greenville, Mississippi. Carter was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Newcomb College where she met her husband, Hodding Carter. Together they...
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    • Oral history with Eargia Winters; 2001

    • Oral history.; Eargia Winters was born just outside of McCool in Attala County, Mississippi. She spent her early education in a one-room schoolhouse in the Bear Creek and Thatcher Hill Communities. Winters later went on to the Attala County...
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    • Oral history with John Hairston

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on September 4, 2008 with John Hairston, Chief Executive Officer of Hancock Bank, Gulfport, Mississippi. Mr. Hairston discusses his family history, experience during Hurrican Katrina, and the economic impact...
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    • Oral history with Julia Caruso

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on May 12, 2008 with Julia Caruso, a retired teacher who lives in Waveland, MS. She discusses Hurricane Katrina's devastation on the area as well as its impact on her family and close friends.
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    • Oral history with Harry McDonald, Sr.

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 22, 2007 with Harry McDonald, Sr., a retired engineer at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Mississippi, who discusses Hurricane Katrina's effect on his neighborhood, his experience with FEMA, and...
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    • Oral history with Bettye Brooks; 2003

    • Oral history.; Bettye Brooks was born in 1938, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Brooks attended Thirty-third Avenue Elementary School and High School. As a junior Brooks attended Tougaloo Preparatory School, an accelerated learning program at Tougaloo...
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    • Oral History with Aurabelle Caggins; 2003

    • Oral history.; Aurabelle Caggins was born in 1919, in Kiln, Mississippi. Orphaned at a young age, she grew up with relatives in Gulfport's Soria City community. She attended Thirty-third Avenue High School. In addition, Mrs. Caggins worked for pay...
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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 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 Ella Lawrence; 2003

    • Oral history,; Ella Lawrence graduated from Thirty-third Avenue High School in Gulfport and worked with children as a caregiver in private homes and later with the Head Start program. She was active in civic and church groups and received awards...
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    • Oral history with Lola Berry; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Lola Berry. Lola Wilson Durr Berry was born in 1926 near Mendenhall, MS to Charlie Walker and Roberta Wilson. Berry began sharecropping in cotton fields at the age of seven. Berry left school after fifth...
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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 E.S. Bishop, Sr.; 1991

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted February 27, 1991 with E.S. Bishop, Sr. in Corinth, Mississippi. Edward S. Bishop Sr. was born in Starkville, Mississippi, on December 11, 1907. He received a B.A. degree from Jackson College in 1930 and was...
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