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    • Oral history with Alexander Conner, Jr.; 2012

    • Oral history.; Alexander Conner Jr. was born April 10, 1928. He received his education in Mississippi, Tennessee, Illinois and Texas and then worked as a medical technician and an assistant dentist. He also worked in the fields of chemical and...
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    • Oral History with Alonzo Daniels; 2002

    • Oral history.; Alonzo Daniels was born in 1913, in Pearlington, Mississippi. In 1918, Daniels' family moved to Bay St. Louis. Mr. Daniels attended Valena C. Jones Public School in Bay St. Louis through tenth grade. In 1931, he graduated from St....
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    • Oral History with Arthur Kennedy; 2003

    • Oral history.; Arthur Kennedy was born in the Handsboro community of Gulfport in 1923. In 1942 he joined the Navy and served for 10 years. After leaving the military, Kennedy returned to Gulfport and began working as a well driller for C. T....
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    • Oral history with Bennie Thompson; 1974

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on February 13, 1974 with Mayor Bennie G. Thompson at his office in Bolton, Mississippi. Thompson was born on January 28, 1948 in Bolton, Mississippi. He received a BA in political science from Tougaloo College in...
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    • Oral history with Bessie Randall; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview with Bessie Mae Peters Randall conducted on April 8, 2003. Bessie Randall was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. At age six she moved to Gulfport, where she was educated. She considered becoming a beautician, but opted...
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    • Oral history with Burris Dunn; 1978

    • Oral history.; Burris Leon Dunn was born in the Oak Ridge Community of Warren County, Mississippi on June 30, 1908, the son of Dr. Robert Burris Dunn and Ruby Richardson-Dunn. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Jackson, Mississippi. ...
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    • Oral History with Celestine Labat; 2002

    • Oral history.; Celestine Labat graduated from high school in Indianapolis, Indiana as there were no high schools for black students in 1918 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. One of thirteen children of a Catholic French Creole family, she became a...
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    • Oral history with Clearese Cook

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted in November, 1994, with Clearese Cook. Ms. Cook grew up in the Irene Chapel Community of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She attended De Priest Consolidated School in the Palmers Crossing Community of Hattiesburg and...
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    • Oral history with David Gibbs; 2006

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted November 15, 2006 with David Gibbs. Gibbs was born in Clay County, Mississippi. In 1959 he enlisted in the United States Army, and then returned to Mississippi. From that point on, he became active in the civil...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Arthur B. Lewis, educator

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 6, 1979 with Dr. Arthur Lewis, emeritus professor of mathematics, emeritus professor of physics and astronomy, and emeritus Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Mississippi. Lewis...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Sam Spinks

    • Oral history.; Dr. Sam Spinks was born on March 19, 1921, in Henleyfield, Mississippi. Dr. Spinks attended Henleyfield High School, Pearl River Junior College, The University of Southern Mississippi and The University of Florida. He served in the...
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    • Oral history with Edward L. McDaniel; 1977

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 12, 1977 with Edward L. McDaniel. Born in Adams County, Mississippi, in 1934, Edward L. McDaniel grew up in Natchez, Mississippi. He went on to earn his GED and attend college for almost two years. He...
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    • Oral history with Ellen Drake McCarley; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 19, 2002, in the McCarley home in Port Gibson, Mississippi. McCarley was born October 19, 1919 in Port Gibson. She discusses growing up, sharecropping and tenancy, her education at Port Gibson High School...
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    • Oral history with Essie Dotson; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 21, 2002 at the Dotson home in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Essie Lee Dotson was born February 1, 1933 in Grand Gulf, Mississippi. She completed her education at the Allen School and at Claiborne County...
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    • Oral history with Fannie Lou Hamer; 1972-1973

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on April 14, 1972 and January 25, 1973 with Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977). Hamer was a leading figure in the MFDP. She is best known for her 1964 national television...
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