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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...
    • Oral history with Clyde Cade; 2000

    • Oral history.; Clyde Cade was born in 1897 to Charlie and Laura Cade in Possumneck, Mississippi. He recalls experiences from his early life that include receiving electricity for the first time at the age of 9, raising food on his family's farm,...
    • Oral history with Nancy Comfort Heilbronner; 2003

    • Oral history.; Nancy Comfort Heilbronner was born on April 20, 1920 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Heilbronner attended the University of Mississippi and graduated with a teaching degree in 1942. She went on to earm a degree in library science from the...
    • Oral history with Katherine Carr Esters; 2001

    • Oral history.;Katherine Carr Esters was born on April 9, 1928 in rural Attala County, Mississippi. Esters grew up with racial segregation and attended school at Mary Holmes Seminary High School during the Jim Crow era. In one incident in 1946,...
    • Oral history with Annie Maude Cummins; 2001

    • Oral history.; Annie Maude Cummins was born in 1908 in Possumneck, Mississippi. Her early years were spent on her family's 120-acre farm where they raised their own food and grew cotton, corn, and peas. As a young girl, the typical day included...
    • Oral history with William R. “Bill” Ford; 2003

    • Oral history.; William R. "Bill" Ford was born on June 18, 1916 in Taylorsville, Mississippi. He graduated high school in 1934 and went on to study at Millsaps College in Jackson. After graduating Ford began teaching Latin, history and government...
    • Oral history with Dr. Ralph Noonkester; 2006

    • Oral history.;Dr. J. Ralph Noonkester was born on June 10, 1924 in Flatridge, Virginia. In 1944, he received his BA in English and Sociology from the University of Richmond. He went on to compete ThM and PhD degrees at the Southern Baptist...
    • Oral history with Willie M. Blaine; 2003

    • Oral history.; William M. Blaine was born in Ethel, Mississippi. His ancestors moved to Attala County in the 1840s, settling in the Bear Creek Community. Blaine joined the U.S Air Force in 1953 and served for 22 years. He completed electronics...
    • Oral history with Annis Guess Dickerson; 2002

    • Oral history.; Annis Guess Dickerson was born and raised in the Possumneck community of Attala County. She speaks about her family heritage, property, and the settling of Possumneck. The early part of the interview focuses on her Grandfather,...
    • Oral history with Mary Van Ford; 2003

    • Oral history.; Mary Van Ford was born in January, 1924 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. As a young girl, she attended Attala County Training school while working for a local family. Ford started work at the age of 12, both before and after school. She...
    • Oral history with Dr. Douglas Colston; 2003

    • Oral history.; Douglas Colston was born on September 14, 1926 to Ada and Lee Colston in Kosciusko, Mississippi. During his freshman year at Mississippi State University, Colston was drafted for the Second World War and he joined in January, 1945....
    • Oral history with Victoria Gray-Adams; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 5, 1999 with Victoria Gray Adams at the McCain Archives at the University of Southern Mississippi. Victoria Gray Adams was a prominent civil rights activist from Palmer's Crossing, Mississippi. She...
    • Oral history with Larry McGill; 2007

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 24, 2007. Larry McGill is from Laurel, Mississippi. He remembers growing up deeply involved with the civil rights movement as it evolved in that community. His mother, in particular, was a vital activist in...
    • Oral history with John Frazier; 2004

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted March 21, 2004. John Frazier was born in Greenville, Mississippi. As a young boy, he was aware of racial conflict and became involved in the civil rights struggle early. Frazier started a Youth Chapter of the...
    • Oral history with Joseph August; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted June 7, 1999 with Joseph August. Joseph August pursued civil rights activism in Mississippi as an outsider. Originally from New York, he came to Mississippi in the summer of 1965 as part of his involvement with...
    • Oral history with Buford Posey; 2007

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted October 12, 2007 in Neshoba County at the Posey Residence. Buford Posey was from Neshoba county, Mississippi. Posey was an activist who was deeply involved in the civil rights movement in Mississippi. A...
    • Oral history with Iola Williams; 2006

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted November 6, 2006 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi at the Williams residence. Iola Williams was an activist in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Williams discusses her family’s genealogical record, the establishment of Kelly...
    • Oral history with Roger Barnhill; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted November 17, 1995. Roger Barnhill was born to Joe and Lilly Barnhill on November 12, 1940. Born in Lincoln, Nebraska, he was raised primarily in St. Louis, Missouri. Primed for social justice as a youth who was...
    • Oral history with Earnest Batiste, Jr.; 2010

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 24, 2010. Earnest Batiste Jr. was born to Ida Mae Bradley on December 24, 1942 at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a child, his mother and he were members of Main Street Missionary Baptist...


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