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    • Oral history with Dr. John Paul Quon

    • Oral history.; Dr. John Paul Quon was born June 11, 1942, in Moorhead, Mississippi. His parents emigrated from China to Mississippi to participate in a family-owned grocery store. Dr. Quon was in the first public school class in Mississippi that...
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    • Oral history with Honorable O.H. Barnett

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on October 24, 1975 with the Honorable O.H. Barnett (born 1902). Mr. Barnett was elected Circuit Court Judge in 1958 and served until 1975. He presided during the civil rights movement in the 1960s, during the...
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    • Oral history with Henry Peacock; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Henry Peacock conducted on April 2, 2000. Henry Peacock was born in Holcomb, Missisippi in 1949 on the Shaw Plantation where his father was a sharecropper. He went to school in Grenada when he was not working on the...
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    • Oral history with Wendell H. Paris; 2006

    • Oral history.; Wendell "Wendy" Paris was born in 1945 in Labuco, Alabama, a mining camp town outside of Birmingham. The son of college-educated parents, he attended the Tuskegee Institute and studied agriculture. He became active in civil rights...
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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 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 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 Gaynette Flowers Pugh; 2009

    • Oral history.; Born on April 1, 1916, in Grove Hill, Alabama, Clark County, Mrs. Gaynette Cox Flowers Pugh was one of seven children born to Mr. George Cox Sr. and Mrs. Susie Alma Dickinson. When her mother was twenty-five years old, she died, and...
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    • Oral history with Frank Smith; 2001

    • Oral history.; Frank Smith was born September 17, 1942 and raised in Newnan, Georgia. A Morehouse College Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) leader, Smith came to Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1962 as a volunteer and stayed in...
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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 Harry C. Tartt

    • Oral history.; Reverend Harry C. Tartt was born on October 16, 1908, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Reverend Tartt attended New Orleans University (now Dillard University) in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1934, Reverend Tartt began teaching school at...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Cecil Shelton

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 31, 1981 with Mr. Cecil Shelton at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Shelton was born on September 1, 1945 in Gore Springs, Mississippi. After graduating high school in...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Jon Levingston

    • Oral history.; Born on January 19, 1958, in Greenwood, Mississippi, Jon Levingston grew up in a Jewish family in Cleveland, Mississippi. Mr. Levingston attended a boarding school in Rome, Georgia and then the University of Georgia and the Virginia...
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    • Oral History with Ulysses S. Williams; 2002

    • Oral history.; Ulysses S. Williams was born in 1919, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. He is the great-grandson of slaves. Mr. Williams grew up on a farm raising hogs, goats, and a garden. His family cut and sold wood and made and sold charcoal. Mr....
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    • Oral History with Wendell Taylor; 2003

    • Oral history.; Reverend Wendell P.C. Taylor was born in 1915, in Rankin County, Mississippi. His grandparents, all born around 1847, had been slaves; his grandmother was one of the first African American teachers in Mississippi, and his grandfather...
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