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    • Oral history with Ms. Zoya Zeman

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on April 18, 1996 with Zoya Zeman (born 1943). Ms. Zeman was a civil rights activist who worked on the Mississippi Summer Project in Clarksdale, where she worked at the community center, organizing classes and...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Forest Kent Wyatt

    • Oral history.; Dr. Forest Kent Wyatt was born on May 27, 1934, in Berea, Kentucky. He graduated from Delta State College (now Delta State University) with a double degree in mathematics and health, physical education, and recreation. He then began...
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    • Oral history with Dr. John Peoples

    • Oral history.; Peoples discusses his presidency at Jackson State University, racism in the Marine Corps in the 1940s, the Mississippi Humanities Council, and race relations in Mississippi.
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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 Bill Monroe; 2002

    • Oral history.; William "Bill" Monroe was born in Sunflower County, Mississippi. His family eventually moved to Kosciusko, and he spent most of his early life there. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Second World War with the...
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    • Oral history with Victoria Webb Beck; 2005

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted July 27, 2005. Victoria Webb Beck was born in Yazoo City, MS. This interview documents her career as a teacher faced with segregation and unequal rights. Ms. Beck taught at schools throughout Mississippi, in...
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    • Oral history with Robert Neill; 2006

    • Oral history.; Robert Hitt Neill is a writer and speaker who farmed in the Mississippi Delta region for 20 years before publication of his first book in 1986. Neill is now widely published and a frequent presenter and storyteller. He conducted a...
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    • Oral history with Marjorie M. Taylor; 2000

    • Oral history.; Marjorie Taylor is an elementary school teacher on Long Island, New York who was recruited by the National Federation of Teachers to come to Mississippi during Freedom Summer in 1964. Taylor stayed through 1965, working with the...
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    • Oral history with Laura S. Seymour; 2000

    • Oral history.; Laura Seymour grew up in Blue Mountain on her grandparents' farm in Tippah County, Mississippi. Seymour was active in the civil rights movement in North Mississippi and Atlanta. She began advocating when she was a teenager in high...
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    • Oral history with Joseph August; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted June 7, 1999 with Joseph August. Joseph August pursued civil rights activism in Mississippi as an outsider. Originally from New York, he came to Mississippi in the summer of 1965 as part of his involvement with...
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    • Oral history with Howard Jeffries; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 29, 2000. Howard Jeffries was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi on January 16, 1943. Jeffries was active with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Initially, attending nightly meetings at...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Cora Norman

    • Oral history.; Norman discusses the creation and work of the Mississippi Humanities Council, the people responsible for its early development, and its programs concerning race relations and public education.
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    • Oral history with Larry Hudson; 2000

    • Oral history.; Mr. Larry Hudson Jr. was born on January 16, 1936, in Biloxi, Mississippi. After serving in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1958 to 1960, Larry Hudson Jr. earned a B.S. degree from Jackson State University in 1963. He worked in the...
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    • Oral history with Harry C. Tartt

    • Oral history.; Reverend Harry C. Tartt was born on October 16, 1908, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Reverend Tartt attended New Orleans University (now Dillard University) in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1934, Reverend Tartt began teaching school at...
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