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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). Her teaching career in elementary education in the public school of Natchez-Adams County spans twenty-nine and a half years. After retiring in...
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    • 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...
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    • Oral history with Fannie Lou Hamer; 1972-1973

    • Oral history.; Two interviews conducted on April 14, 1972 and January 25, 1973 with Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977). Hamer was a leading figure in the MFDP. She is best known for her 1964 national television...
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    • Oral history with Will D. Campbell; 1976

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 8, 1976, with Will D. Campbell. Mr. Campbell, born in Amite County, Mississippi, was ordained as a pastor at the age of 17. He first became aware of race relations during time spent in the military, when...
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    • Oral history with Eldridge W. Steptoe, Jr.; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 14, 1995 with Eldridge W. Steptoe Jr. (born 1936). Mr. Steptoe witnessed his father's involvement in the McComb movement of the early 1950s and in the establishing of a local chapter of the NAACP in...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Rims Barber; 1995

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on July 5, 1995 with Mr. Rims Barber (born 1936). In 1964, he was a twenty-seven-year-old Presbyterian minister in Davenport, Iowa. He came to Mississippi in response to a request for volunteers to help with...
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    • 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...
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    • Oral history with Gladys Austin; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 2, 1995 with Miss Gladys Austin (born 1927). She was inducted into the Jones County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Hall of Fame in 1992. She was the second African American and the only African American...
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    • Oral history with Sandra Adickes

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 21, 1999 with Dr. Sandra Adickes (born 1933). In 1963, Dr. Adickes taught African-Americans in freedom school efforts in Prince Edward County, Virginia. In 1964, she was recruited to teach in...
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    • Oral history with Lawrence Guyot; 1996

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 7, 1996 with civil rights voting registration activist and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) field secretary Lawrence Guyot (born 1939). He was also the chairman and delegate of the...
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    • Oral history with Otho Monroe

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 19, 1975 with Otho Monroe (born 1912). Mr. Monroe was superintendent of the Senatobia School District from 1949 until 1968, when he resigned in protest of school desegregation.
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    • Oral history with Mr. Percy Greene; 1972

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 14, 1972 with Mr. Percy Greene at his office in Jackson, Mississippi. Greene was born on September 7, 1897 in Jackson, Mississippi and died on April 16, 1977. He was very active in the civil rights...
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    • Oral history with Willie McSwain; 2010

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 24, 2010 in Biloxi, Mississippi with Willie Jean McSwain. McSwain worked in the cafeteria in the Biloxi School System at the time of the Biloxi Beach Wade-Ins. She and her husband were both involved. ...
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    • 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 Forest, Mississippi and bought the fledgling newspaper,...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Troy Catchings Jr.; 1994

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 15, 1994 with Troy Catchings, Jr. (born 1942). In 1966, he began working with Coahoma Opportunities, Inc. (COI), an antipoverty agency that serves the African-American and poor white communities of...
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    • Oral history with James Cohen; 1977

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on February 2, 1976 with James Cohen (born 1920). Since 1953, Mr. Cohen has been active in several civic associations in Hattiesburg and provides insight into the city's race relations and politics from the 1950s...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Sarah H. Johnson; 1978

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 10, 1978 with Ms. Sarah Johnson at her home in Greenville, Mississippi. Johnson was born on March 10, 1938 in Charleston, South Carolina. She is an African American woman who has been active on...
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    • Oral history with Mr. William Raspberry; 1983

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 6, 1983 with Mr. William Raspberry in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Raspberry was born on October 12, 1935 in Okolona, Mississippi. He graduated in 1958 with a BS in history from Indian Central College....
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