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    • Oral history with Alonzo Brandon; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 24, 2002 in Claiborne County. Brandon describes conditions of sharecropping, including the relationships that developed with local stores. He discusses foodways and describes the process of making syrup. ...
    • Oral history with Annie Wade; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted February 16, 2001 in Claiborne County. Annie Jones Wade was born in Claiborne County on May 14, 1915 to Marcus D. Jones and Annie Wade. She attended school in Jefferson County. She married Charlie Wade on June...
    • Oral history with Pinkey Hall

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 13, 1995 with Mississippi civil rights activist Mrs. Pinkey Hall, a member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. She attended the 1964 Democratic Convention in Atlantic City.
    • Oral history with Reverend Edmund Howell

    • Oral history.; Reverend Edmund Howell was born on November 14, 1917, in Jackson, Alabama. His father worked at the locks on the Tombigbee River. Reverend Howell spent about three years in the United States military service in the South Pacific. ...
    • Oral history with Mrs. Lorita Nelson Jones

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Lorita Nelson Jones was born on July 19, 1909, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Her mother's family were originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, of Creole heritage; her grandmother, Olivia Lewis, spoke only in French. Her father Lamar...
    • Oral history with Mr. Balfour William Ruff

    • Oral history.; Mr. Balfour William Ruff Sr. was born March 31, 1923, in Jackson, Mississippi. He moved to Tupelo at a young age and attended its public schools. For many years he operated the Ruff Dairy Farm, the first in the Tupelo area to...
    • Oral history with Joseph Smith; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 15, 2001 in Claiborne County, Mississippi. Joseph Smith was born in 1910 in Willows, Mississippi, to Ben Smith and Missy January Smith. He was educated at Mount Pilgrim School in Rocky Springs. He married...
    • Oral history with Irene McLendon; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Irene McLendon. Bonnie Irene McLendon was born to Isom Brown Buckley and Tina Mae Fortenberry outside of Pinola, MS in April 1919. Mclendon grew up with four brothers. Her mother died when she was eight years...
    • Oral history with Rosie Weary; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Rosie Weary. Rosie Marie Camper Weary was born to Earnest and Rosie Lee Camper in Pinola, MS in February 1950. Rosie has six sisters and three brothers. She attended and graduated from New Hymn School. After...
    • Oral history with Eberta Spinks; 1995

    • Oral history.; Eberta Spinks was born in 1914 in Mississippi. Her parents farmed until her father moved the family to Tallahalla, Mississippi in order to take a job at the sawmill there, and later moved the family to Mobile Street in Hattiesburg. ...
    • Oral history with Charles Benvenutti

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on August 2, 2007 and October 9, 2007 with Charles Benvenutti, a CPA in Bay St. Louis, MS. He describes his experience during and after Hurricane Katrina.
    • Oral history with Edmond Boudreaux, Jr.

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on August 2, 2007 and October 9, 2007 with Edmond Boudreaux, Jr., a longtime Mississippi Gulf Coast resident and active local historian of the region. Mr. Boudreaux discusses the impact of Hurricane Katrina on...
    • 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 James Lockett 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 Lola Berry; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Lola Berry. Lola Wilson Durr Berry was born in 1926 near Mendenhall, MS to Charlie Walker and Roberta Wilson. Berry began sharecropping in cotton fields at the age of seven. Berry left school after fifth...
    • Oral history with Jerry Clower; 1973

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 12, 1973 with Mr. Jerry Clower at his office in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Howard Gerald Clower was born in 1926 at Route Four, Liberty, Mississippi. After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S....


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