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    • 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...
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    • Starvation diet

    • cartoon by Vic Runtz; An emaciated man labeled "Biafrans" holds up a cracked bowl. A hand extends a ladle toward the man. The bowl of the ladle is labeled "Politics" In the background behind the man, a cat sheds a tear.
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    • Oral history with Penny Dean

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on March 14, 2006 with Penny Dean, Hancock County Board of Supervisors board secretary. Dean discusses her experiences during Hurricane Katrina as well as recovery efforts.
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    • Oral history with Jack L. Herring; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Jack L. Herring. Dr. Jack Locke Herring was born to Maurice Francis Herring Sr. and Dorothy Willie Locke in Duck Hill, Mississippi in May 1930. He graduated from high school in Hinds, and attended Hinds...
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    • Oral history with Nancy Comfort Heilbronner; 2003

    • Oral history.; Nancy Comfort Heilbronner was born on April 20, 1920 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Heilbronner attended the University of Mississippi and graduated with a teaching degree in 1942. She went on to earm a degree in library science from the...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Ralph Noonkester; 2006

    • Oral history.;Dr. J. Ralph Noonkester was born on June 10, 1924 in Flatridge, Virginia. In 1944, he received his BA in English and Sociology from the University of Richmond. He went on to compete ThM and PhD degrees at the Southern Baptist...
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    • Oral history with Newt Love, Jr.; 2001

    • Oral history.; Newton Edward Love, Jr. was born October 3, 1925 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. As a young boy, he attended Kosciusko public school where he played football, basketball, and played cornet in the band. Love went on to graduate from...
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    • Oral history with Marjorie Lampkin; 2002

    • Oral history.; Marjorie Price Lampkin was born October 1, 1935 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. She received her elementary education at the Kosciusko school and then went on to graduate from the high school. While attending Mississippi Southern...
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    • Oral history with Carolyn Dupuy Mitchell; 2001

    • Oral history.; Carolyn Dupuy Mitchell was born in Murphy, a farming community in the Mississippi Delta. She recalls the burning of her first school and having to attend classes in the local depot and church. During her early school years,...
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    • Oral history with James Meredith; 2002

    • Oral history.; James Meredith was born June 25, 1933 in Attala County, Mississippi. As a young boy, he attended the Attala County Training School. At eighteen years old, Meredith enlisted in the United States Air Force and served from 1951 to 1960....
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    • Oral history with Bill Monroe; 2002

    • Oral history.; William "Bill" Monroe was born in Sunflower County, Mississippi. His family eventually moved to Kosciusko, and he spent most of his early life there. In 1943, he joined the U.S. Navy and served during the Second World War with the...
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    • Oral history with Ellen Oakes Pettit; 2002

    • Oral history.; Ellen Claire Oakes Pettit was born August 5, 1936 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. As a young girl, she boarded at the old Attala Agricultural High School in McAdams, referred to as the Attala "Ag." During World War II her family moved to...
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    • Oral history with Ever Lee Presley; 2002

    • Oral history.; Ever Lee Presley was born July 24, 1919 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. She completed her early education at the Sam Young School and went on to graduate from the Attala County Training School in 1937. Presley completed her degree in...
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    • Oral history with Joyce Sanders; 2002

    • Oral history.; Joyce Williams Sanders was born July 22, 1921 in the Barnes Community in Mississippi. Originally from Leake County, her family relocated to Kosciusko in 1927. During the Second World War, Sanders learned to weave at the Apponaug...
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    • Oral history with Arraner Stephens Spivey; 2002

    • Oral history.; Arraner Stephens Spivey was born in 1908 in Winston County, Mississippi. At the age of two her family moved to Attala County to work as sharecropper on the Jim Rimmer place. In 1916 the family moved to the Jameson place. Spivey...
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    • Oral history with Doug Smith; 1999

    • Oral history.; Doug Smith was born in 1946, and spent his early life in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. His participation in the Civil Rights Movement first began when his classmate, Robert Plumber, approached him about canvassing and voter registration....
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    • Oral history with Roberta Walker; 2003

    • Oral history.; Roberta Eleanor Carr Walker was born August 30, 1917 in Attala County. Walker graduated from Tougaloo College and taught at Northside School in Kosciusko at the time of school integration. She married Lee Walter Walker.
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    • Oral history with Wade Burns; 2002

    • Oral history.; Wade Burns was born in 1950 in the Leland area of the Mississippi Delta. Burns started working for the city police department in 1974 and served for 29 years until 2003. He began his career on the streets as a patrolman but worked...
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