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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 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 Dr. Velvelyn Foster

    • Oral history.; Foster discusses the Mississippi Humanities Council, the teaching of African-American history in Mississippi schools, grant writing and funding, and race relations in Mississippi.
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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 T.B. Bankston; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview with T. B. Bankston recorded on October 16, 1999. T. B. Bankston was born in October, 1917 and grew up sharecropping at Duck Hill, near Tupelo, Mississippi. Topics discussed include: traditional medicine, childhood...
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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 Jimmy Swan; 1977

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 23, 1977 with Mr. Jimmy Swan. Jimmy Swan was born in Cullman County, Alabama, but ran away from home when he was thirteen or fourteen and ended up in Wayne County, Mississippi. He sang in nightclubs and...
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    • Oral history with Pamela L. Berry

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on October 27, 2005 with Pamela L. Berry, a nurse who lived and worked in Biloxi a few days per week. She describes the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and her experience in the hospital immediately afterward.
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    • Oral history with Ruth Christian

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 21, 2007 with Ruth Christian, who describes losing her home to Hurricane Katrina and the struggles that ensued after the storm on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
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    • Oral History with Duncan Gray Jr.; 1999

    • Oral history.; Duncan Montgomery Gray Jr. attended high school in Greenwood and Jackson, Mississippi, and graduated from Central High, Jackson, in 1944. He earned an electrical engineering degree at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana, in...
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    • 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....
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    • Oral history with Joseph Smith; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 15, 2001 in Claiborne County, Mississippi. Joseph Smith was born in 1910 in Willows, Mississippi, to Ben Smith and Missy January Smith. He was educated at Mount Pilgrim School in Rocky Springs. He married...
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    • Oral history with Nathan Jones; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 27, 2002 at the Jones home in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Nathaniel Hawthorne Jones was born April 17, 1914, in Claiborne County to Alonzo Jones and Emma Harden Jones. When he was seven years old, his mother...
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    • Oral history with Joseph E. Wroten; 1993

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 4, 1993 with Joseph E. Wroten (born 1925). Joseph Wroten was born February 28, 1925, in a Methodist parsonage in New Albany, Mississippi. Mr. Wroten graduated from Stephen D. Lee High School in...
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    • Oral history with Eddie McDonald; 2003

    • Oral history.; Eddie McDonald was born to Samuel McDonald and Ollie Lockhart in Magee, Mississippi in 1924. He had two brothers, one of whom, Robert, was killed in an automobile accident. Though he went to school in Hawpond, McDonald dropped out to...
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    • Oral history with Fred L. Banks, Jr.; 1998

    • Oral history.: Interview conducted with Judge Fred Banks, Jr. Fred Banks was born in Jackson, Mississippi on September 1, 1942. He graduated from Lanier High School in Jackson in 1960. He then attended Howard University where he received a...
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    • Oral history with Mr. King Thomas Evans, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. King T. Evans was born on March 19, 1913 near Uniontown, Alabama, in Perry County. In 1925, Mr. Evans moved to Mississippi with his parents. His father was a mechanic and farmer. For a brief period, Mr. Evans attended the...
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