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    • Oral history with John Hairston

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on September 4, 2008 with John Hairston, Chief Executive Officer of Hancock Bank, Gulfport, Mississippi. Mr. Hairston discusses his family history, experience during Hurrican Katrina, and the economic impact...
    • Oral history with Reverend Sammie Rash

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 30, 1977 with the Reverend Sammie Rash (born 1942). Reverend Rash, the son of sharecroppers, has been very active in both civil rights activities and Mississippi politics, in addition to being a minister...
    • Oral history with Alyce Clarke; 2008

    • Oral history.; Alyce Griffin Clarke was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi. She was raised in Belzoni, where she graduated from McNair High School. She completed her undergraduate education at Alcorn State University and went on to earn a master's...
    • Oral history with Don Jelinek; 2004

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted November 11, 2004 in Berkeley, California. Don Jelinek was born in 1934 in New York City. In 1958 he joined the Army and was stationed in Columbia, South Carolina where he first witnessed segregation. After...
    • 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 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 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 James P. Miller; 2000

    • Oral History.; Interview conducted on May 24, 2000. James P. Miller was born in Blaine, Mississippi in 1931 where his parents were sharecroppers. He moved to the Gulf Coast and began to work first for the International Paper Company and then as a...
    • 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 Lounett Gore; 2008

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 19, 2008 with Lounett Gore at a private residence. Gore was born March 11, 1909 in Jones County, Mississippi. Gore describes growing up and living in a segregated society, the place of faith and gospel...
    • Oral history with Mary Lee Magee; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Mary Lee Magee. Mary Lee Walker Magee was born to Rev. Frank Walker and Mattie Burkett in Shivers Crossing, MS in March 1932. She had three sisters and five brothers. She went to Dry Ridge School through to...
    • Oral history with Minnie McFarland Weeks; 2007

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted in March 2007 with Minnie McFarland Weeks at her home in West Point, Mississippi. Weeks was born April 25, 1926 in Clay County, Mississippi. She describes race relations growing up in Mississippi, but also her...
    • 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 Henry Lyons; 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 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 Robert Smith, M.D.; 2000

    • Oral history.; Robert Smith was born on December 20, 1937 in Terry, Mississippi. He grew up on a farm, and his father was a livestock dealer. Smith began high school at age eleven. Upon graduation, he went on to graduate first from Tougaloo College...
    • Oral history with Michael Mills; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted October 10, 2002 with Michael Mills. Michael P. Mills was born on August 25, 1956, in Charleston, South Carolina. He received a BA from the University of Mississippi, a JD from the University of Mississippi...


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