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    • In the grand old tradition...

    • cartoon by John Riedell; The top frame shows a dog with 3 heads and a forked tail."Leave all hope ye who enter" is written across the top of the frame. A scroll to the left of the frame reads,"In myth, Cerberus was the 3-headed dog that guarded...
    • Oral history with Alvin L. Fielder, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. Alvin L. Fielder Sr. was born December 7, 1900 in Newton County, Mississippi. Mr. Fielder moved to Meehan Junction, Mississippi in 1913 and remained there until 1918, when he moved to Meridian. In 1918 he was a lumberyard saw...
    • 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 Barry Davis Jim

    • Oral history.; Barry Davis Jim, Sr., was born in Philadelphia Indian Hospital and grew up on the Pearl River Indian Reservation. He attended Pearl River Elementary Day School, which became Choctaw Central High School. Mr. Jim, a promising athlete,...
    • 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 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 Charles Lorenzo Davis; 2005

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted August 27, 2005. Charles Lorenzo Davis is a native of Hattiesburg. Davis participated in civil rights era activism inspired by a visit from Medgar Evers to his church. He discusses the role of the church in the...
    • Oral history with Cleveland Sellers, Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 2, 2003 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Cleveland Sellers was born in 1944 in rural Denmark, South Carolina. Sellers organized a college chapter of the NAACP which then became instrumental in helping the...
    • Oral history with David Wertz; 2008

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted January 25, 2008. Dr. David Lee Wertz was born on February 3, 1940, in Hammond, Indiana. Wertz was educated in Munster, Indiana, for his grammar school and received his BS from Arkansas State University. He...
    • 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. 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. Sam Spinks

    • Oral history.; Dr. Sam Spinks was born on March 19, 1921, in Henleyfield, Mississippi. Dr. Spinks attended Henleyfield High School, Pearl River Junior College, The University of Southern Mississippi and The University of Florida. He served 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 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...


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