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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....
    • 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 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...
    • 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 Rosie Weary; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Rosie Weary. Rosie Marie Camper Weary was born to Earnest and Rosie Lee Camper in Pinola, MS in February 1950. Rosie has six sisters and three brothers. She attended and graduated from New Hymn School. After...
    • Oral history with Daisy Harris Wade; 2000-2001

    • "Oral history.; Two interviews conducted February 11, 2000 and July 12, 2001. Daisy Harris Wade was born April 22, 1931 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She attended Hattiesburg's Eureka High School and graduated in 1949. After high school, she...
    • Oral history with Ms. Lillie Belle Johnson

    • Oral history.; Ms. Lillie Belle Johnson was born in Shannon, Mississippi, in 1925, into a family of farmers. She finished high school at Mary Holmes Junior College in West Point, Mississippi, married and then became a widow with four children, but...
    • Oral history with R.B. Layton

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 1, 1977 with R.B. Layton. Mr. Layton was involved in the Jackson Public Schools as a teacher, a principal, and a curriculum director from the late 1930s to the middle 1970s. Layton was director of...
    • Oral history with Mr. Tommy Moffett

    • Oral history.; Biloxi Police Director Tommy Moffett was born March 2, 1950, in Taylorsville, Mississippi. He grew up in a household of ten siblings, and they all helped in sharecropping until Mr. Moffett was fifteen years old. His childhood was...
    • 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 Mrs. Billie Rossie Tonos

    • Oral history.; Billie Rossie Tonos was born November 12, 1924, in Shaw, Mississippi, to Nazira Hallal Rossie and Sam Rossie, Americans of Lebanese descent. In May of 1942, she graduated from Shaw High School and enrolled at Delta State Teachers...
    • Oral history with John Hairston

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on September 4, 2008 with John Hairston, Chief Executive Officer of Hancock Bank, Gulfport, Mississippi. Mr. Hairston discusses his family history, experience during Hurrican Katrina, and the economic impact...
    • Oral history with George Bass

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 19, 2009 with George Bass, Chief of Long Beach Fire Department. He talks about losing his home and his other experiences in Long Beach during and after Hurricane Katrina.
    • Oral history with Charles Benvenutti

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on August 2, 2007 and October 9, 2007 with Charles Benvenutti, a CPA in Bay St. Louis, MS. He describes his experience during and after Hurricane Katrina.
    • Oral history with Edmond Boudreaux, Jr.

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on August 2, 2007 and October 9, 2007 with Edmond Boudreaux, Jr., a longtime Mississippi Gulf Coast resident and active local historian of the region. Mr. Boudreaux discusses the impact of Hurricane Katrina on...


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