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    • Oral history with Mr. James Cohen.

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on February 2, 1976 with James Cohen (born 1920). Since 1953, Mr. Cohen has been active in several civic associations in Hattiesburg and provides insight into the city's race relations and politics from the 1950s...
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    • Oral history with Louis Gomez

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on October 27, 2005 with Louis Gomez. A registered nurse with American Medical Response, Mr. Gomez describes his responsibility for managing a special-needs shelter in Biloxi, Mississippi during Hurricane...
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    • Oral history with Rev. Rick Brooks

    • Oral history; An interview conducted on February 21, 2008 with Rev. Rick Brooks, pastor at Main Street Methodist Church in Bay St. Louis, MS. Rev. Brooks describes Hurricane Katrina's destruction to his home and to the community; he also...
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    • Oral history with Jason York

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on November 20, 1998 with Jason York, marketing manager for Silver Star Resort and Casino. Born in Philadelphia, Mississippi, York describes his experience of Choctaw culture in the context of American society.
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    • Oral history with Mr. Erle Johnston

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 13, 1993 with Mr. Erle Johnston at his home in Forest, Mississippi. Johnston was born on October 10, 1917 in Garyville, Louisiana. In 1941, he moved Forest, Mississippi and bought the fledgling...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Vernon J. Keys

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 19, 1994 with Ms. Vernon J. Keys (born 1926). Beginning in 1965, Ms. Keys worked with the Coahoma Opportunities, Inc. (COI), a community action agency designed to improve the economic position of the poor...
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    • Oral history with Reverend Arthur Lewis Jr.

    • Oral history.; Reverend Arthur Lewis Jr. was born on October 29, 1948, in Forest Home, Alabama. He grew up in Pensacola, Florida, where he was graduated from high school in 1967. From Jackson State University, he earned a B.S.W. degree, and from...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Janelle McComb

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Janelle McComb was born in Lauderdale County, and moved to Tupelo, Mississippi, when two weeks old. As a child, Mrs. McComb enjoyed the annual Mississippi / Alabama Fair and Dairy Show. She survived the Tupelo tornado in her...
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    • Oral history with Sheila Shiki y Kessler Michaels

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 5, 1999 with Sheila Michaels (born 1939). She attended the College of William and Mary, but was suspended for her political and racial opinions while on the school's newspaper board. In 1961, she joined...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Loyce Searight

    • Oral history.; Born on October 20, 1939, in Sandy Ridge, Lowndes County, Alabama, Mr. Loyce Searight moved with his family to Biloxi, Mississippi, in March of 1947. He graduated from M.F. Nichols High School and went on to earn several other...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Andrew R. Carr

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 14, 1994 with Mr. Andrew R. Carr. Carr was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He attended the Naval Academy during World War II, and then enlisted in the Navy. After twelve years in the Navy, Carr...
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    • Oral history with Mr. William J. Simmons

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 26, 1979 with Mr. William J. Simmons at his office in Jackson, Mississippi. Simmons was born in 1916 in Utica, Mississippi. He attended Millsaps College and Mississippi College, graduating from 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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    • Oral history with Mr. Troy Catchings Jr.

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 15, 1994 with Troy Catchings, Jr. (born 1942). In 1966, he began working with Coahoma Opportunities, Inc. (COI), an antipoverty agency that serves the African-American and poor white communities of...
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    • Oral history with Joseph E. Wroten

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 4, 1993 with Joseph E. Wroten (born 1925). Mr. Wroten became famous as one of only two Mississippi House Representatives who voted in favor of allowing blacks to enroll at the University of Mississippi.
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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 Rev. Sammie Rash

    • Oral history.; Reverend Sammie Rash was born in Sunflower County, Mississippi, on July 31, 1942. His parents were sharecroppers, and in 1949 they moved the family to the McGann plantation in Bolivar County, where Reverend Rash grew up. In 1963...
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