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    • Oral history with Alvin Pam; 2003

    • Oral history.; Alvin Pam was born December 13, 1934 in New York. He graduated from Brooklyn College with a degree in history, and went on to earn a masters degree in history from New York University. Though accepted to the history PhD program at...
    • Oral history with Bennie Gooden; 1994

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 15, 1994 with Bennie Gooden. As one of the founding members of the Southern Education Recreation Association (SERA), Mr. Gooden wrote the grant proposal to fund Coahoma County's first Head Start program...
    • Oral history with Bert Fells

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 25, 1976 with Bert Fells, a Hattiesburg native. Mr. Fells served in the Air Force from 1966 to 1969, including a tour in Vietnam. In 1972, he returned to Mississippi to live and became director of...
    • Oral history with Captain Viola Brown Sanders

    • Oral history.; Viola Brown Sanders was born in Sidon, Mississippi, on February 21, 1921. After Miss Sanders finished her education, she taught school for two years in Glen Allan, Mississippi. In 1943, Miss Sanders joined the United States Navy...
    • Oral history with David Wertz; 2008

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted January 25, 2008. Dr. David Lee Wertz was born on February 3, 1940, in Hammond, Indiana. Wertz was educated in Munster, Indiana, for his grammar school and received his BS from Arkansas State University. He...
    • Oral history with Dr. Dewey Lane, Jr.

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 20, 1979 with Dr. Dewey Lane at the Robinson Lane Surgical Clinic in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Lane was born on September 27, 1934 in Starkville, Mississippi. He attended Vanderbilt University from...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Dr. W. B. Thompson

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 7, 1976 with Dr. W. B. Thompson at his office at Mississippi College in Clinton, Mississippi. Thompson was born on November 5, 1920 in Columbus, Mississippi. After returning from service in World War...
    • Oral history with Ethan Porter; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 24, 2002 at the Porter home in Pattison, Mississippi. Porter was born September 23, 1917 in Pattison. He discusses his work as a farmer, his education, and World War II service. He also talks about his time...
    • Oral history with F.L. Spight; 1995

    • Oral history; Interview conducted December 13, 1995 in Ripley, Mississippi at F.L. Spight's home. F.L. Spight was born in Ripley, Mississippi in 1919 and worked to bring expanded educational opportunities for African Americans to the area. He was...
    • Oral history with Fern Lowenfels; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 20, 2003 with Fern Gelford Lowenfels in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Fern Gelford Lowenfels was born in New York City and came to work in Mississippi as a recruit of the United Federation of Teachers. She...
    • Oral history with Fred L. Banks, Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 25, 2003 with Judge Fred L. Banks, Jr. (born 1942). In the late 1960s, Judge Banks began his law career by serving for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. He was elected three times to the House...
    • Oral history with Hollis Watkins; 1996

    • 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...
    • Oral history with James C. Coleman; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with James C. Coleman conducted on April 12, 2000. James C. Coleman was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. After being educated at Tougaloo College, University of Tennessee, Memphis State University, and the...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Jasper Neely; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Jasper Neely conducted on February 19, 2000. Jasper Neely was born in Grenada, Mississippi in 1938. He experienced racism and discrimination at an early age. At the age of 25 Neely got involved in the movement to...


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