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    • Oral history with Hardy Frye; 2004

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted December 2, 2004 in Berkeley, California. Frye was born February 18, 1939 in Tuskegee, Alabama. Frye discusses growing up in the majority African American community of Tuskegee. He entered the Army and upon his...
    • 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 Mr. Erle Johnston; 1980

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 30, 1980 with Mr. Erle Johnston at his home in Forest, Mississippi. Johnston was born on October 10, 1917 in Garyville, Louisiana. In 1941, he moved to Forest, Mississippi and bought the fledgling...
    • Oral history with Will D. Campbell; 1976

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 8, 1976, with Will D. Campbell. Campbell, born in Amite, Mississippi, was ordained as a pastor at the age of 17. He first became aware of racism during time spent in the military, when he read a novel by...
    • Oral history with Jesse Boyce Holleman

    • Oral history.; Three interviews conducted on August 8 and 10, 1976 and October 19, 1976 with Jesse Boyce Holleman (born 1924). He served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1947 until 1953. At that time, he became district attorney for...
    • Oral history with Dr. W.J. Cunningham

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 6, 1981 with Dr. W. J. Cunningham at his home in Memphis, Tennessee. William Jefferson Cunningham was born on December 23, 1905 in Iuka, Mississippi. In 1929, he graduated from the University of...
    • 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 Aurabelle Caggins; 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 Clarence Magee; 1997-1998; 2012

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted with Clarence Magee. The first interview takes place on November 30, 2012. The second interview takes place on September 22, 1997 and was continued on February 09, 1998. Magee was born May 14, 1932. He was...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Bennie Thompson; 1974

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on February 13, 1974 with Mayor Bennie G. Thompson at his office in Bolton, Mississippi. Thompson was born on January 28, 1948 in Bolton, Mississippi. He received a BA in political science from Tougaloo College in...
    • Oral history with Katherlina McClain; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Katherlina McClain. Katherlina McClain was born to Alvin Rankin and Fannie Buckhalter in July 1913. She had two brothers and five sisters. Katherlina went to Vardaman School, a plantation school, for three...
    • Oral history with Dr. William A. Butts

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 3, 1976 with Dr. William A. Butts at his office on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. Butts was born in 1933 near Kilmichael, Mississippi. After graduating high school, he went on to...
    • Oral history with Mrs. Raylawni Branch

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 25, 1993 with Mrs. Raylawni Branch. Branch was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in 1941. After graduating from high school, she married and had three children. In 1965, Branch attended USM for one...
    • Oral history with Kathleen (Kat)  Bergeron

    • Oral history.; Kathleen (Kat) Bergeron was born on April 23, 1950. She attended Gulfport East High School and the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshal University in Huntington, West Virginia. From 1995 to 1996, Ms. Bergeron attended...
    • Oral history with Mr. Lee Owens, Jr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. Lee Owens, Jr. was born on May 7, 1921, in Natchez, Mississippi. As a child, Mr. Owens worked in a cotton field for half a day while attending school for half a day. Because his parents could not afford to send him to school, he...


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