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    • Oral history with Mr. Erle Johnston; 1980

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 30, 1980 with Mr. Erle Johnston at his home in Forest, Mississippi. Johnston was born on October 10, 1917 in Garyville, Louisiana. In 1941, he moved to Forest, Mississippi and bought the fledgling...
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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 M.L. Shorter; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with M.L. Shorter. M. L. Shorter was born to Melissa Lee and Charles Thomas Shorter in the Touchstone-New Zion community in June 1923. He is one of seven children, all boys. Shorter's mother died when he was six...
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    • Oral History with LaMont Martin; 2003

    • Oral history.; LaMont Martin was born in Mobile and moved to Gulfport after his mother's death. After graduating high school, Martin entered the Army and after training, served in England and Germany. Upon returning to Mississippi he completed...
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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 Jack Pace; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Jack Pace. Jack Alfred Pace was born in Conehatta, Mississippi, in Newton County in March 1917. After graduating from Philadelphia High School, Pace went to Decatur, East Central Junior College on a football...
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    • Oral history with Julia Holmes; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Julia Rodgers Holmes conducted on May 26, 2000. Julia Rodgers Holmes was born in Meridian, Mississippi in 1950 and grew up in Pascagoula. A librarian, she has worked to promote black history programs in her library and...
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    • Oral history with Genevera Nero Reaves; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 11, 1995 in Ashland, Mississippi, at the home of Genevera Nero Reaves. Reaves was born in Greenwood, Mississippi on January 20, 1923. Reaves was an educator and participant in the Mississippi theatre of...
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    • Oral history with Unita Blackwell Wright; 1977

    • Oral history.; Interviews conducted on 04-21-1977 and 05-12-1977 with Unita Blackwell (born 1933). Ms. Blackwell was a field worker for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in 1964 and also served that year as a delegate of the...
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    • Oral history with Gladys Noel Bates; 1996

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 23, 1996 with Gladys Noel Bates. Bates received her A.B. degree from Tougaloo College, and her M.A. from West Virginia University. She taught in Jackson, Mississippi public schools until 1948 when she...
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    • Oral history with David Wertz; 2008

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted January 25, 2008. Dr. David Lee Wertz was born on February 3, 1940, in Hammond, Indiana. Wertz was educated in Munster, Indiana, for his grammar school and received his BS from Arkansas State University. He...
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    • Interview with honorable Charles Evers; 1971

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 3, 1971 with the Honorable Charles Evers at his office in Fayette, Mississippi. Evers was born on September 11, 1922 in Decatur, Mississippi. In 1950, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in social...
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    • Oral history with Eldora Johnson; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Eldora Johnson. Johnson, born August 20, 1902, discusses living in the segregated South. During the 1960s era of the civil rights movement, Johnson participated in workplace integration, as she worked with...
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    • Oral History with Henry Lyons; 2003

    • Oral history.; Henry Lyons graduated from Randolph High School in Pass Christian, Mississippi. He served in the Army during World War II in Morocco, Italy and France. Upon returning to Mississippi he worked in numerous positions including at...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Boyd O'Neal Keith

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Boyd O'Neal Keith was born on July 17, 1918. In childhood, she worked on her family's 328 acre homestead and attended Daisy Vestry High School. Mrs. Keith worked at a wool mill in Hurley, Mississippi, while also farming 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 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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