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    • Oral history with the Honorable John H. Whitfield

    • Oral history.; Judge John H. Whitfield was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, on July 4, 1962. Prior to integration of the schools, Judge Whitfield attended Nichols Perkins Elementary School in Biloxi until 1973. When Mississippi public schools in...
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    • Oral history with Terry Broadus

    • Oral history.; Mr. Terry Allen Broadus was born on October 11, 1938. Mr. Broadus enrolled at Perkinston Agricultural High School in 1952 and later received a baseball scholarship to attend Perkinston Junior College. In the late 1960s, Mr. Broadus...
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    • Oral history with Robert L. Hartenfeld

    • Oral history.; Reverend Robert L. Hartenfeld was born on February 19, 1935, in Pemberville, Ohio. He earned a B.A. from Capital University and a Master's of Theology from Trinity Seminary of Columbus, Ohio. Reverend Hartenfeld helped to start up...
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    • Oral history with Reverend Ted Shepherd

    • Oral history.; Reverend F.T. (Ted) Shepherd was born July 10, 1924, in Greenville, Mississippi. In 1942, he was graduated from Greenville High School. During World War II he served in the armed forces. He graduated from Delta State Teachers...
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    • Oral history with Reverend Robert James Jamison

    • Oral history.; Reverend Robert James Jamison was born on May 28, 1936, and lived in both St. Louis, Missouri, and the community of Shake Rag in Tupelo, Mississippi. Reverend Jamison earned money in high school from carpentry and upon graduation, he...
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    • Oral history with Reverend Kenneth Haynes, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Reverend Kenneth Haynes Sr. was born October 11, 1930, in Amite County, Mississippi. In 1958, he entered the ministry, enrolling in Harper Baptist College where he received a Diploma in Christian Education and a Doctorate of...
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    • Oral history with Reverend Edmund Howell

    • Oral history.; Reverend Edmund Howell was born on November 14, 1917, in Jackson, Alabama. His father worked at the locks on the Tombigbee River. Reverend Howell spent about three years in the United States military service in the South Pacific. ...
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    • Oral history with Reverend Arthur Lewis Jr.

    • Oral history.; Reverend Arthur Lewis Jr. was born on October 29, 1948, in Forest Home, Alabama. He grew up in Pensacola, Florida, where he was graduated from high school in 1967. From Jackson State University, he earned a B.S.W. degree, and from...
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    • Oral history with Percy Brooks

    • Oral history.; Percy Brooks was born on November 15, 1911 to a family of farmers. His grandfather had been freed from slavery during the Civil War, and afterwards sharecropped and rented land to save money to buy eighty acres in 1909. Mr. Brooks...
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    • Oral history with Oliver D. Gilmer

    • Oral history.; Reverend Oliver D. Gilmer was born in Kentucky on May 31, 1927. As he grew up on a farm, he attended a one-teacher school from primer through the eighth grade. During World War II, he was drafted into the Army. He served in the...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Vera Penney Gong

    • Oral history.; Ms. Vera Penney Gong was born on May 19, 1950, in San Francisco, California after her family had emigrated from China. Ms. Gong grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi where her family owned a grocery store. As she was growing up, Ms....
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    • Oral history with Ms. Varnell Homan

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Varnell Homan was born on February 5, 1925, in Mooreville, Mississippi. In 1936, the year of Tupelo's worst tornado, she moved to Shannon, Mississippi. In 1942 she married Elkin P. Homan, and they were farmers. To make a...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Sarah Bernice Arnold

    • Oral history.; Ms. Sarah Bernice Arnold was born January 25, 1913, in Saltillo, Mississippi. She lived through the Depression and the closing of the banks in the 1930s, at which time she went to work sewing in a factory in Tupelo. Her husband,...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Ruth Story

    • Oral history; Mrs. Ruth Evans Story was born on October 20, 1943, in Gulfport, Mississippi. She graduated from high school and attended Dillard University in New Orleans. On October 18, 1962, Ms. Ruth Evans married Almer L. Story in Gulfport....
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    • Oral history with Ms. Phyllis Hawkins Harper

    • Oral history.; Ms. Phyllis Hawkins Harper was born October 6, 1933, in Mooreville, Mississippi. She graduated from Mooreville High School and went on to Itawamba Junior College and the University of Mississippi. During the Depression, Ms. Harper...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Mary Ellen Leftwich

    • Oral history.; Ms. Mary Ellen Leftwich was born on November 10, 1916, in Arkansas. Her mother died when she was a small child, and her father remarried. The family lived in Gunnison, Mississippi, on a farm; the young people in the community...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Marjorie Milam

    • Oral history.; Ms. Marjorie Milam was born on September 17, 1916, in Tupelo, Mississippi. Her father, Mr. L.G. Milam, Sr. had a grocery store for a number of years; then he founded Milam and Duncan Brokers. Her mother founded Milam Manufacturing...
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