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    • Oral history with Ms. Janelle McComb

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Janelle McComb was born in Lauderdale County, and moved to Tupelo, Mississippi, when two weeks old. As a child, Mrs. McComb enjoyed the annual Mississippi / Alabama Fair and Dairy Show. She survived the Tupelo tornado in her...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Varnell Homan

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Varnell Homan was born on February 5, 1925, in Mooreville, Mississippi. In 1936, the year of Tupelo's worst tornado, she moved to Shannon, Mississippi. In 1942 she married Elkin P. Homan, and they were farmers. To make a...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Odelier Morgan

    • Oral history.; Born to Denton and Odelier Jones Sr. on June 8, 1926, Odelier Morgan began her life on a plantation in Bolivar County, Mississippi, one of twelve children. She and her family were sharecroppers, and her parents also did day work to...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Maurice Turner

    • Oral history.; Maurice Guyton Turner was born on April 29, 1912, in Greene County, Mississippi. He graduated from Greene County Agriculture High School in 1932. After staying out of school for a year he worked in his brother's grocery store. He...
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    • Oral history with Ms. Edith Ruff Thomas

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Edith Ruff Thomas was born on February 12, 1920. She grew up on a farm that became well-established, providing products throughout Tupelo. In 1936, she lived through the Tupelo tornado, and in 1937 she was graduated from Tupelo...
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    • Oral history with Mr. M.W. Hamilton

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on February 13, 1978 with Mr. M.W. Hamilton in Petal, Mississippi. Hamilton was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1909 and lived in the area until his death in 1990. He worked as a mechanic, electrician and...
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    • Oral history with Bettye Brooks; 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...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Sarah H. Johnson

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 10, 1978 with Ms. Sarah Johnson at her home in Greenville, Mississippi. Johnson was born on March 10, 1938 in Charleston, South Carolina. She is an African American woman who has been active on...
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    • Oral History with Mr. F.W. Bishop

    • Oral history.;Mr. F.W. Bishop was born on December 11, 1897, near Shaw, Mississippi. His family farmed in the Skene community before moving to Cleveland, Mississippi, in 1911. Mr. Bishop began his education in a one-room schoolhouse in Skene and...
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    • Oral history with Dr. Sam Spinks

    • Oral history.; Dr. Sam Spinks was born on March 19, 1921, in Henleyfield, Mississippi. Dr. Spinks attended Henleyfield High School, Pearl River Junior College, The University of Southern Mississippi and The University of Florida. He served in the...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Ulysses Sims

    • Oral history.; Mr. Ulysses Sims was born on May 31, 1918, in Mendenhall, Mississippi and after his parents died was raised by his grandparents. In 1936, he entered the Piney Woods School of Mississippi, working to pay his own way through school....
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    • Oral history with Eberta Spinks

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted in the spring of 1995 with Eberta Spinks (born 1914). In 1964, Mrs. Spinks became active in the civil rights movement. She housed civil rights workers in her home, integrated the restaurant of the Pinehurst Hotel...
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    • Oral history with Honorable George M. Yarbrough

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on February 21, 1980 with the Honorable George M. Yarbrough at his home. Yarbrough was born on August 15, 1916 at Red Banks, Mississippi. Yarbrough served in the U.S. Army during World War II, achieving the rank...
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    • Oral history with Captain Viola Brown Sanders

    • Oral history.; Viola Brown Sanders was born in Sidon, Mississippi, on February 21, 1921. After Miss Sanders finished her education, she taught school for two years in Glen Allan, Mississippi. In 1943, Miss Sanders joined the United States Navy...
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