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    • Oral history with Angela Georgian

    • Oral history.; Angela Georgian was born in Greece in 1920 and emigrated to the United States in 1937. She and her mother and sister joined her father in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he had opened a small restaurant, Gus's Caf*. In 1947, Mrs....
    • Oral history with Ariel Barnes

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on April 1, 1993 and January 6, 1995 with Ariel Barnes (born 1917). Mrs. Barnes was born in Forest, Mississippi, but moved to Hattiesburg shortly after. She attended Alcorn University, where she earned a...
    • Oral history with Betty W. Carter; 1977

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 17, 1977 with Mrs. Betty Carter at her home in Greenville, Mississippi. Carter was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended Newcomb College where she met her husband, Hodding Carter. Together they...
    • Oral history with Dr. Dewey Lane, Jr.

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 20, 1979 with Dr. Dewey Lane at the Robinson Lane Surgical Clinic in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Lane was born on September 27, 1934 in Starkville, Mississippi. He attended Vanderbilt University from...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with Dr. Peter Orris

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on 1995 November 21 with Dr. Peter Orris (born 1945). Dr. Orris participated in his first civil rights demonstration when he was only eleven. In 1964, he was recruited to participate in the Summer Project in...
    • 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 Edward Blackmon, Jr.; 2009

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Edward Blackmon, Jr. in Canton, Mississippi on June 26, 2009. Edward Blackmon, Jr. was born and grew up in Canton, Mississippi in 1947. He graduated from Rogers Senior High School and went on first to the...
    • Oral history with Fred L. Banks, Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 25, 2003 with Judge Fred L. Banks, Jr. (born 1942). In the late 1960s, Judge Banks began his law career by serving for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. He was elected three times to the House...
    • 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...
    • Oral history with J.C. Fairley; 1977

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on January 31, 1977 with Jimmy Carter Fairley (born 1921). A native of Greene County, Mississippi, Mr. Fairley was active in the civil rights movement at the local, state, and national levels.
    • Oral history with James C. Simpson

    • Oral history.; Interviews conducted on May 11 and 12, 1992 with James C. Simpson (1930-1994). Simpson was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives from Harrison County in 1964. He served six more consecutive terms covering more than 20...
    • Oral history with James L. Roberts, Jr.; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 19, 2002; September 26, 2002; October 3, 2002; October 17, 2002; and October 31, 2002. Honorable James Lamar Roberts Jr. was born in the Robbs Community in Pontotoc County on June 8, 1945. He received...
    • Oral history with James Lockett Jr.; 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 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 Lt. Col. Billie Hughes

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 7, 1993 with Lt. Col. Billie Hughes of the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol. Hughes was born in Pearl River County, Mississippi. He grew up in Pike County, Mississippi. After working for the railroad...
    • Oral history with Michael Mills; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted October 10, 2002 with Michael Mills. Michael P. Mills was born on August 25, 1956, in Charleston, South Carolina. He received a BA from the University of Mississippi, a JD from the University of Mississippi...
    • 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

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 13, 1993 with Mr. Erle Johnston at his home in Forest, Mississippi. Johnston was born on October 10, 1917 in Garyville, Louisiana. In 1941, he moved Forest, Mississippi and bought the fledgling...


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