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    • Oral history with Dr. Eleanor Byrd Walters

    • Oral history.; Born on March 28, 1914, Dr. Eleanor Byrd Walters was born in Gunnison, Mississippi. In 1934, she received her B.S. in education from Delta State Teachers College and went on to earn several advanced degrees. From 1934 through 1943...
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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 Mr. Vernon Jackson

    • Oral history.; Mr. Vernon Jackson grew up in Biloxi, Mississippi. Until 1955 he attended Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic School; he then attended Nichols High School and was graduated from there. He was inducted into the Army in 1965 and served...
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    • Oral history with Otho Monroe

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 19, 1975 with Otho Monroe (born 1912). Mr. Monroe was superintendent of the Senatobia School District from 1949 until 1968, when he resigned in protest of school desegregation.
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    • Oral history with Mr. Ulysses Sims

    • Oral history.; Mr. Ulysses Sims was born on May 31, 1918, in Mendenhall, Mississippi and after his parents died was raised by his grandparents. In 1936, he entered the Piney Woods School of Mississippi, working to pay his own way through school....
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    • Oral history with Mr. Roberts Wilson, Jr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. Roberts Wilson Jr. was born July 6, 1941, in Rosedale, Mississippi. After attending both Vanderbilt University and the University of Mississippi, he went to Washington. D.C., during the mid 1960s where he worked in the office of...
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    • Oral history with Donald Evans

    • Oral history.; Mr. Donald Evans grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and attended Arkansas A and M College on a football scholarship. In the late 1960s, he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. In 1968, Mr. Evans married Hiawatha Williams and...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Howard Dudley Long

    • Oral history.; Howard Dudley (Blue) Long was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on October 18, 1927. As a child, Mr. Long canvassed for votes with his father, the chancery clerk, and he heard many political speeches, including some made by Theodore...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Wesley C. Webb

    • Oral history.; Mr. Wesley C. Webb was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on April 2, 1938. After his graduation from high school, Mr. Webb entered the Navy, boarding the U.S.S. Helena for Japan. For two years and nine months, Mr. Webb served in the...
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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 James L. Roberts, Jr.; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 19, 2002; September 26, 2002; October 3, 2002; October 17, 2002; and October 31, 2002. Honorable James Lamar Roberts Jr. was born in the Robbs Community in Pontotoc County on June 8, 1945. He received...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Frances Thornton Smith

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 14, 1996 with Frances Thornton Smith (born 1916). In 1971, the year that elementary schools were integrated, Smith volunteered to teach at Fair Elementary School, an African-American school in Pascagoula,...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Edith Ruff Thomas

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Edith Ruff Thomas was born on February 12, 1920. She grew up on a farm that became well-established, providing products throughout Tupelo. In 1936, she lived through the Tupelo tornado, and in 1937 she was graduated from Tupelo...
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    • Oral History with Arthur Kennedy; 2003

    • A collection of interviews with African Americans of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, circa twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, who knew Colonel John Robinson, an African American pilot who was tapped by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Sellassie in the...
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    • Oral history with Henry Peacock; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Henry Peacock conducted on April 2, 2000. Henry Peacock was born in Holcomb, Missisippi in 1949 on the Shaw Plantation where his father was a sharecropper. He went to school in Grenada when he was not working on the...
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    • Oral history with Reverend Sammie Rash

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 30, 1977 with the Reverend Sammie Rash (born 1942). Reverend Rash, the son of sharecroppers, has been very active in both civil rights activities and Mississippi politics, in addition to being a minister...
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    • Oral history with James L. Robertson; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted March 1, April 5, June 6, and June 9, 2003. James Lawton Robertson was born in Greenwood, Mississippi in July of 1940. He attended the University of Mississippi where he earned his bachelor's degree in history. ...
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