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    • Oral History with Celestine Labat; 2002

    • Oral history.; Celestine Labat graduated from high school in Indianapolis, Indiana as there were no high schools for black students in 1918 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. One of thirteen children of a Catholic French Creole family, she became a...
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    • Oral history with Sarah Mentore; 2010

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 24, 2010 at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer in Biloxi, Mississippi. Sarah Mentore was born December 15, 1962 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. The family then lived in Biloxi, but returned to Kosciusko where...
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    • Oral history with Sandra Adickes

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 21, 1999 with Dr. Sandra Adickes (born 1933). In 1963, Dr. Adickes taught African-Americans in freedom school efforts in Prince Edward County, Virginia. In 1964, she was recruited to teach in...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Amzie Moore; 1977

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on March 29 and April 13, 1977 with Mr. Amzie Moore at his home in Cleveland, Mississippi. Moore was born on September 23, 1911 in rural Mississippi, on the county line of Carroll and Grenada Counties. In...
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    • Oral History with Harry Tartt; 2002

    • Oral history.; Harry Tartt attended Mobile County Training School in Plateau, Alabama, and New Orleans University (now Dillard University) in New Orleans, Louisiana, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1933. From 1934 through 1937, Reverend...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Fred Clark, Sr.; 1994

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 10, 1994 with Fred Clark Sr. (born 1943). Mr. Clark grew up in the segregated society of Jackson, Mississippi. He was educated in Jackson, attending Smith Robertson Elementary School, Rowan Junior High,...
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    • Oral history with Nancy Rie Barland; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Nancy Rie Barland in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Nancy Rie Disharoon Barland was born July 22, 1922 at Bowling Green Plantation, about eight miles east of Port Gibson, Mississippi. Her parents were Florine Levy...
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    • Oral history with Oseola McCarty; 1996

    • Oral history.; Miss Oseola McCarty was born on March 7, 1908, in Wayne County, Mississippi. McCarty attended Eureka Elementary School until the sixth grade when she dropped out to care for an aunt who was ill. While still in school, McCarty began...
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    • Oral history with Mamie Mazique; 1996

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Mamie Mazique on November 26, 1996. Mrs. Mamie Lee Mazique was born on a small farm in Jefferson County, Mississippi. She lived with an older sister in Natchez where she attended St. Francis Catholic School...
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    • Oral history with Erskine Caldwell

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on August 25, 1971 with Erskine Caldwell (1903-1987). Mr. Caldwell was a prominent American author whose works include Tobacco Road, (1932) and God's Little Acre (1933).
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    • Oral history with Tom Higgins

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 21, 2007 with Tom Higgins, a retired shipyard manager and author of Sunshine on my Shoulders, a first-person narration of life after Hurricane Katrina. He describes his experience in Pascagoula,...
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    • Oral History with Willie Merrell; 2003

    • Oral history.; Willie Mae Merrell grew up in rural Liberty, Mississippi and moved to Gulfport in 1935 to complete high school at Thirty-third Avenue High School. After raising 14 children she returned to her education and graduated from the...
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    • Oral history with Charleana Cobb; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 14, 1995 in Blue Mountain, Mississippi, at Cobb's home. She discusses growing up during the civil rights movement, memories of Freedom Summer, and the battle over school integration. She also discusses...
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    • 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...
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    • Oral history with Otha Burton; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview with Otha Burton conducted on July 9, 1999. Otha Burton was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1950. He received his B.A. and M.A.T. degrees from Jackson State University, and a Ph.D. from Mississippi State in 1997. He took...
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    • Oral history with Leesco Guster; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 3, 2002 with Leesco Guster. Guster was born March 26, 1936 in Port Gibson, Mississippi. She has an Associate in Science Degree in Child Care and Development from Utica Junior College, and she was the owner...
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    • Oral history with Rev. Joseph W. Pilate; 2003

    • Oral history; Interview conducted on February 6, 2003. Born on February 9, 1923, in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Reverend Joseph W. Pilate is the son of Mr. Arthur Pilate and Mrs. Judie Nichols Pilate. He attended school in Vicksburg, where he played...
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