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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 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 Josephine Bell; 1996

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 22, 1996 with Mrs. Josephine Clemons Bell (born 1909). Mrs. Josephine Clemons Bell's teaching career in elementary education in the public schools of Natchez-Adams County spans twenty-nine and a half...
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    • Oral history with Ellen Drake McCarley; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 19, 2002, in the McCarley home in Port Gibson, Mississippi. McCarley was born October 19, 1919 in Port Gibson. She discusses growing up, sharecropping and tenancy, her education at Port Gibson High School...
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    • Oral History with Jimmie Jenkins; 2003

    • Oral history.; Jimmie Jenkins was born in 1937, in DeRidder, Louisiana, and his family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1941. In 1954, he graduated from Turkey Creek High School. After serving three years in the United States Army, Mr....
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    • Oral history with Peggy Jean Connor; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 11, 2001 with Peggy Jean Connor in College Hall at the University of Southern Mississippi. Peggy Jean Connor was a prominent figure in the Hattiesburg civil rights movement and contributed greatly to...
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    • Oral History with Annie M. Johnson; 2003

    • Oral history.; Born in 1918, in Shuqualak, Mississippi, Annie M. Johnson and her family fled under threat of racist violence and settled in Gulfport. In 1936, Mrs. Johnson graduated from Thirty-third Avenue High School; in 1940 she graduated from...
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    • Oral history with Franzetta Sanders; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Franzetta Sanders conducted on May 17, 2000. Franzetta W. Sanders was born in Moss Point, Mississippi in 1936. She joined the NAACP in the early 1960s and became increasingly involved in the movement for civil rights....
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    • Oral History with Geraldine Lang; 2002

    • Oral history.; Geraldine Lang moved to the Gulf Coast as a young woman and worked with her husband on a chicken farm. She became active in civic groups such as the NAACP and Concerned Citizens. She later founded the organization Save Our Children...
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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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    • 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...
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    • Oral history with Myrtle Davis; 2010

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted June 12, 2010 with Myrtle Davis in Biloxi, Mississippi, at the Church of the Redeemer. Davis discusses growing up in Biloxi and her experience during the Biloxi Beach Wade-Ins.
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    • Oral history with Augustine Magee; 1999

    • Oral history.; Augustine M. Magee was born in Tylertown, Mississippi, on January 22, 1938. She grew up on a truck farm and married at eighteen. She lived in New Orleans from 1956 to 1964 and returned to Tylertown from 1964 to 1996 to care for aging...
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    • Oral history with Lee Willie Miller; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview with Lee Willie Miller conducted on July 29, 1999. Lee Willie Miller was born in 1917 in Stampley, Mississippi on a 220-acre plantation owned by her father. After her father died, she moved to Jackson in 1930 and then to...
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    • Oral history with Rosie Lee Hedrick; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted June 14, 2002 in Port Gibson, Mississippi at the Hedrick home. Rosie Lee Hedrick was born November 7, 1913 in Port Gibson, Mississippi, to Tom Nash Jr. and Georgia Sawyer. She attended Spring Hill School until...
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    • Oral history with Jeremiah J. O'Keefe; 2000

    • Oral history.; Jeremiah O'Keefe was born in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, on July 12, 1923. He served in World War II as a Marine fighter pilot. Following the war, he earned a degree in Business Administration and went to work with his father in the...
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    • Oral history with Julian Beck Feibleman; 1974

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 26, 1974 with Rabbi Julian B. Feibelman in his office at the Temple Sinai in New Orleans, Louisiana. Feibelman was born on March 23, 1897 in Jackson, Mississippi. He remained in Jackson for the first...
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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 James Gray; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 29, 2002 in James Gray's office. James Gray, Jr. was born on February 24, 1941, in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The family moved to Port Gibson, Mississippi when Gray was three years old, and he has lived there...
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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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