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    • 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...
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    • Oral History with Ms. Frances E. Joyner

    • Oral history.; Ms. Frances Elkin Joyner was born on November 23, 1909, in Tupelo, Mississippi. She graduated from Tupelo High School and then attended National Park Seminary in Forest Glen, Maryland. She married Ernest Love Joyner, Jr. just...
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    • Oral history with George Rogers

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 16, 1977 with George Rogers (born 1927). Mr. Rogers, a Rhodes Scholar, was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives, where he served for more than twenty years. He became well known for his...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Jane M. Schutt

    • Oral history.; Interviews conducted on October 3, 1994 and October 10, 1994 with Mrs. Jane Menefee Schutt (born 1913). Mrs. Schutt was appointed to the Mississippi Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and served four years, the...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Monroe (Bill) Winston

    • Oral history.; Mr. Monroe (Bill) Winston was born September 12, 1907, in Caseyville, Lincoln County, Mississippi. His parents were sharecroppers on the Red Star plantation, the same plantation where his grandmother had been a slave. Mr. Winston...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Mayo D. Wilson

    • Oral history.; Mr. Mayo D. Wilson, a native of Cary, Mississippi, is a graduate of Tougaloo College and a veteran of the Korean War. Following a two-year service in the Army, Mr. Wilson returned to Mississippi where he taught math and science at...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Rims Barber

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 21, 1997 with Rims Barber (born 1936). In 1964, he participated in Mississippi Freedom Summer with the National Council of Churches and returned to Mississippi with the Delta Ministry in 1965 to work in...
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    • Oral history with Zella Weathersby

    • Oral history.; Zella McNair Weathersby was born January 1, 1929, in Mt. Olive, Mississippi. Mrs. Weathersby graduated from high school from Depriest (now known as Earl Travillion) in Hattiesburg. She attended Jackson State College and later did...
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    • Oral history with the Honorable Tony Byrne

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on September 17, 1980 with the Honorable Tony Byrne, former mayor of Natchez, Mississippi at his office in the Natchez City Hall. Byrne was born on May 18, 1936 in Natchez, Mississippi. He attended Mississippi...
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    • Oral history with Donald Evans

    • Oral history.; Mr. Donald Evans grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and attended Arkansas A and M College on a football scholarship. In the late 1960s, he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings. In 1968, Mr. Evans married Hiawatha Williams and...
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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 Mr. Hollis Watkins

    • 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 Mr. Maurice Turner

    • Oral history.; Maurice Guyton Turner was born on April 29, 1912, in Greene County, Mississippi. He graduated from Greene County Agriculture High School in 1932. After staying out of school for a year he worked in his brother's grocery store. He...
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    • Oral history with Miss Eleanor Sinclair

    • Oral history.; Miss Eleanor Sinclair was born and reared in Pass Christian, Mississippi. She completed the eighth grade, which was the highest grade a black student could complete in public schools at Pass Christian at that time. She worked at...
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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 Mr. Tommie Dukes, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Tommie Dukes Sr. was born in 1906 in Richardson, Mississippi, a town that no longer exists. Mr. Dukes played baseball at Alcorn College and then played for semi-pro and Negro League teams. Among other teams, he played for the Memphis...
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