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    • Oral history with J.C. Fairley; 1977

    • 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.
    • Oral history with Walter Reaves; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted October 7, 1995 in Ashland, Mississippi. Reaves discusses his experiences in the north Mississippi phase of 1960s civil rights activism. He discusses voter registration, efforts at education reform, and the role...
    • Oral history with Chris Rowell

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on July 17, 2007 with Chris Rowell, who describes Hurricane Katrina's impact on Hattiesburg and his experiences in the days following the storm.
    • Oral History with Horace Tate Jr.; 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...
    • Oral history with Gladys Noel Bates; 1996

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 23, 1996 with Gladys Noel Bates. Bates received her A.B. degree from Tougaloo College, and her M.A. from West Virginia University. She taught in Jackson, Mississippi public schools until 1948 when she...
    • Oral history with Clarence Magee; 1997-1998; 2012

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted with Clarence Magee. The first interview takes place on November 30, 2012. The second interview takes place on September 22, 1997 and was continued on February 09, 1998. Magee was born May 14, 1932. He was...
    • 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 John Daniel Wesley; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview with John Daniel Wesley conducted on October 16, 1999. John Daniel Wesley was born in Lincoln County, Mississippi in 1926. He grew up on the farm his father leased and was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1945. After returning...
    • Oral history with William Joel Blass; 2002

    • Oral history.; Born in Clinton, Mississippi in 1917, both of William Joel Blass' parents were teachers and his father was also a Baptist minister. Blass attended East Mississippi Junior College and Pearl River Junior College. He earned his AB and...
    • Oral history with Mr. Thomas Knight, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on February 7 and 21, 1992 with Mr. Thomas Knight Sr. at the University of Southern Mississippi. Knight was born on July 9, 1920 near Hattiesburg, Mississippi. In 1941, he began working at the Reliance...
    • Oral history with Dr. Arthur B. Lewis, educator

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 6, 1979 with Dr. Arthur Lewis, emeritus professor of mathematics, emeritus professor of physics and astronomy, and emeritus Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Mississippi. Lewis...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Oral history with Dr. Sam Spinks

    • Oral history.; Dr. Sam Spinks was born on March 19, 1921, in Henleyfield, Mississippi. Dr. Spinks attended Henleyfield High School, Pearl River Junior College, The University of Southern Mississippi and The University of Florida. He served in the...


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