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    • Oral history with Fannie Lou Hamer; 1972-1973

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on April 14, 1972 and January 25, 1973 with Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977). Hamer was a leading figure in the MFDP. She is best known for her 1964 national television...
    • 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 Genevera Nero Reaves; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 11, 1995 in Ashland, Mississippi, at the home of Genevera Nero Reaves. Reaves was born in Greenwood, Mississippi on January 20, 1923. Reaves was an educator and participant in the Mississippi theatre of...
    • Oral history with Larry Rubin; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 11, 1995 with Larry Rubin. A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, Larry Rubin was born June 23, 1942. In 1961, he began working to register voters in the South for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating...
    • Oral history with Eldridge W. Steptoe, Jr.; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 14, 1995 with Eldridge W. Steptoe Jr. (born 1936). Mr. Steptoe witnessed his father's involvement in the McComb movement of the early 1950s and in the establishing of a local chapter of the NAACP in...
    • Oral history with Lessie Boyd; 2006

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 5, 2006 in West Point, Mississippi. She discusses race relations in Clay County, Mississippi, and how she came to be involved in civil rights activism, particularly voter registration. She talks about...
    • Oral history with Larry Rubin; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 28, 2001 in Takoma Park, Maryland, at Larry Rubin's home. Larry Rubin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A civil rights and social justice activist, Rubin worked in Albany, Georgia, and then in north...
    • Oral history with Franzetta Sanders; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Franzetta Sanders conducted on May 17, 2000. Franzetta W. Sanders was born in Moss Point, Mississippi in 1936. She joined the NAACP in the early 1960s and became increasingly involved in the movement for civil rights....
    • Interview with Ruby Magee; 1972

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 18, 1972 with Ms. Ruby Magee at College Hall at the University of Southern Mississippi. Magee was born in 1940 in Tylertown, Mississippi. In 1962, she received a BA in history and political science from...
    • Oral history with Eldora Johnson; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Eldora Johnson. Johnson, born August 20, 1902, discusses living in the segregated South. During the 1960s era of the civil rights movement, Johnson participated in workplace integration, as she worked with...
    • Oral history with Hartman Turnbow; 1967

    • Oral history.; Hartman Turnbow was born March 20, 1905 in Mileston, Mississippi. After living in Chicago, he and his wife relocated to Tchula, Mississippi. Turnbow, along with Hollis Watkins, Ozell Mitchell, and Alma Mitchell Carnegie, were part...
    • Oral history with Dr. Aaron Henry; 1972

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 1, 1972 with Dr. Aaron Henry in his drugstore in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Henry was born on July 2, 1922 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. After serving in World War II, he went to Xavier College (now Xavier...
    • Oral history with Hattye Gatson; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Hattye Gatson conducted on January 16, 2000. Hattye Gatson was born in 1942 in Pickens, Mississippi and later moved to Durant. She joined the movement there for African American civil rights and began challenging...
    • Oral history with Ezekiel Rankin; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 28, 2002 at the Rankin home in Claiborne County, Mississippi. He discusses growing up, military service in World War II, education, and employment at Alcorn State University.
    • Oral history with Loyal and Thelma Thompson; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 13, 1995 with Loyal and Thelma Thompson at their home in Benton County, Mississippi. The Thompsons discuss conditions before and during the movement in Benton County, Mississippi. They discuss their...
    • Oral history with Minnie Ripley; 1979

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 7, 1979 with Mrs. Minnie Ripley on the street named after her, Ripley Street, in Mayersville, Mississippi. Ripley was born on August 22, 1900 in Vicksburg, Mississippi. She attended public schools in...
    • Oral history with Mr. Charles Cobb; 1996

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 21, 1996 with Mr. Charles Cobb (born 1943) in Washington, D.C. In the summer of 1962, he was a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) field secretary in Ruleville, Mississippi, where he and...
    • 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 Willie T. Allen; 2008

    • Oral history.; Interview with Willie T. Allen conducted on Ferbuary 18, 2008. Willie T. Allen was born in southwest Grenada County in 1930. Allen graduated from high school in 1951 and served 2 years in the United States Army in clerical service....


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