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    • Oral history with Mr. Harry A. Martin

    • Oral history.; Mr. Harry A. Martin was born in Clarke County, Mississippi, on July 20, 1925. Mr. Martin became active in Four-H Club and in Future Farmers of America during his elementary and high school years. After graduation, Mr. Martin got a...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Isaac Thomas

    • Oral history.; The family of Dr. Isaac Thomas moved to Hattiesburg from Beaumont, Perry County, Mississippi, in 1935. He entered Eureka High School that year, graduating in 1938, one of a class of thirty three. Dr. Thomas stresses how important...
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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 R.B. Layton

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 1, 1977 with R.B. Layton. Mr. Layton was involved in the Jackson Public Schools as a teacher, a principal, and a curriculum director from the late 1930s to the middle 1970s. Layton was director of...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Monroe (Bill) Winston

    • Oral history.; Mr. Monroe (Bill) Winston was born September 12, 1907, in Caseyville, Lincoln County, Mississippi. His parents were sharecroppers on the Red Star plantation, the same plantation where his grandmother had been a slave. Mr. Winston...
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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 Captain George A. Stevens

    • Oral history.; Mr. George A. Stevens was born in 1910 in Forrest County, Mississippi. He attended Hattiesburg public schools but graduated from high school in Anthony, New Mexico. Mr. Stevens returned to attend The University of Southern...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Rims Barber

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 21, 1997 with Rims Barber (born 1936). In 1964, he participated in Mississippi Freedom Summer with the National Council of Churches and returned to Mississippi with the Delta Ministry in 1965 to work in...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Ken Fairly

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 7, 1993 with Ken Fairly, a Mississippi law enforcement officer and journalist. Fairly was born on February 18, 1928 in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. Now retired, he had two careers: one as a journalist and...
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    • Oral history with Zella Weathersby

    • Oral history.; Zella McNair Weathersby was born January 1, 1929, in Mt. Olive, Mississippi. Mrs. Weathersby graduated from high school from Depriest (now known as Earl Travillion) in Hattiesburg. She attended Jackson State College and later did...
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    • Oral history with Reverend James Randolph

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 3, 1982 with Reverend James Randolph, former pastor of St. Paul's Methodist Church, at the parsonage in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Randolph was born on April 4, 1949 in Rankin County, Mississippi, near...
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    • Oral history with J. C. Fairley

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on January 31, 1977 with Jimmy Carter Fairley (born 1921). A native of Greene County, Mississippi, Mr. Fairley was active in the civil rights movement at the local, state, and national levels.
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    • Oral history with Mr. Hollis Watkins

    • Oral history.; Three interviews conducted on October 23, 29, and 30, 1996 with Hollis Watkins (born 1941), the twelfth child of sharecroppers. Mr. Watkins was jailed for participating in the Woolsworth's lunch counter sit-in in McComb and a...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Lorita Nelson Jones

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Lorita Nelson Jones was born on July 19, 1909, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Her mother's family were originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, of Creole heritage; her grandmother, Olivia Lewis, spoke only in French. Her father Lamar...
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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 Barry Davis Jim

    • Oral history.; Barry Davis Jim, Sr., was born in Philadelphia Indian Hospital and grew up on the Pearl River Indian Reservation. He attended Pearl River Elementary Day School, which became Choctaw Central High School. Mr. Jim, a promising athlete,...
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