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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 Dr. Michael Smith

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Dr. Michael Smith, a professor of criminal justice at the University of Southern Mississippi and a journalist during the 1960s. Smith was born in 1942 in Waterloo, Iowa. After his family's move to Jackson,...
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    • Oral history with Ezekiel Rankin; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 28, 2002 at the Rankin home in Claiborne County, Mississippi. He discusses growing up, military service in World War II, education, and employment at Alcorn State University.
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    • Oral history with Barry McIlwain

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 22, 2007 with Barry McIlwain, a business owner in Pascagoula, MS, who describes losing and rebuilding his home as well as the local, state, and federal relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina.
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    • Oral history with Letitia Haas Williams

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on December 29, 2006 with Letitia Willams, Director of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, who describes escaping to Jackson, Mississippi, before Hurricane Katrina's landfall and working with state and...
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    • Oral history with Bidwell Barnes; 2003

    • Oral history.; Born in 1921, in Pass Christian, Mississippi, Bidwell Barnes left school at age fourteen to help support his family. From 1940 to 1942, Mr. Barnes served in the Civilian Conservation Corps; in 1942 he was drafted into the United...
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    • Oral History with Arthur Fairley; 2003

    • Oral history.; One of eighteen children, Arthur Fairley was born in 1918, in Sweet Beulah, Mississippi. His family worked a small farm, growing most of their food. While attending school, Mr. Fairley worked as a child to bring money into his family...
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    • Oral History with Albert Gaston Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Born in 1921, in Shuqualak, Mississippi, Albert Gaston and his family moved to Gulfport under the threat of racist violence. Mr. Gaston graduated from Thirty-third Avenue High School as class valedictorian, and went on to Morehouse...
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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 Detroit Whitworth; 2002

    • Oral history.; Born in 1920 in Jayess, Mississippi, Detroit Whitworth grew up helping his parents on their farm. In 1943, he was drafted into the United States Army. He served in New Guinea and the Philippines. After World War II, Mr. Whitworth...
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    • Oral History with Walter Walker; 2002

    • Oral history.; Born in Louisiana in 1924 Walter Walker worked in construction, farming, in seafood factories, and on the railroad. In 1933 he moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Later Mr. Walker worked as a home builder, and in the kitchen and...
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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 Johnnie "Jack" Jackson; 2007

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 25, 2007 with Jack Jackson at his home in West Point, Mississippi. Jackson was born in 1923. He discusses growing up under segregated conditions in West Point. He further discusses joining the military in...
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    • Oral history with E.S. Bishop, Sr.; 1991

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted February 27, 1991 with E.S. Bishop, Sr. in Corinth, Mississippi. Edward S. Bishop Sr. was born in Starkville, Mississippi, on December 11, 1907. He received a B.A. degree from Jackson College in 1930 and was...
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    • Oral history with William Joel Blass; 2002

    • Oral history.; Born in Clinton, Mississippi in 1917, both of William Joel Blass' parents were teachers and his father was also a Baptist minister. Blass attended East Mississippi Junior College and Pearl River Junior College. He earned his AB and...
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    • Oral history with Oliver D. Gilmer; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview with Oliver D. Gilmer recorded on October 25, 1999. Reverend Oliver D. Gilmer was born in rural Kentucky on May 31, 1927. Growing up on a farm, he attended a one-teacher school from primer through eighth grade. He was...
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