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    • Oral history with Mrs. Lorita Nelson Jones

    • Oral history.; Mrs. Lorita Nelson Jones was born on July 19, 1909, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Her mother's family were originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, of Creole heritage; her grandmother, Olivia Lewis, spoke only in French. Her father Lamar...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Charlie Parker

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 22, 1981 with Mr. Charlie Parker at his home in Laurel, Mississippi. Parker was born in the early 1890s in Enterprise, Mississippi. After his family moved to Laurel around the turn of the century, Parker...
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    • Oral history with Mrs. Ellie J. Dahmer

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 2, 1974 with Mrs. Ellie J. Dahmer at her home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Dahmer was born in Jasper County, Mississippi in 1925. After completing high school at Jasper County Training School she...
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    • Oral history with Rev. Rick Brooks

    • Oral history; An interview conducted on February 21, 2008 with Rev. Rick Brooks, pastor at Main Street Methodist Church in Bay St. Louis, MS. Rev. Brooks describes Hurricane Katrina's destruction to his home and to the community; he also...
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    • Oral history with Umoja Kwanguvu

    • An interview conducted on 06-08-1999 with Umoja Kwanguvu (born1925). Born William Jones, Umoja Kwanguvu actively protested and defied segregation while in the military, conducted protest activities against the prevailing Jim Crow attitudes and laws...
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    • Oral history with Boyce Holleman

    • Oral history.; Mr. Boyce Holleman was born on February 26, 1924, in Wiggins, Mississippi. Mr. Holleman enrolled at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in the fall of 1940, but transferred to the University of Mississippi to study law. In...
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    • Oral history with Edward L. McDaniel

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on August 12, 1977 with Edward L. McDaniel (born 1934). Mr. McDaniel was instrumental in organizing the Ku Klux Klan in 1962 in Mississippi as the Grand Kleagle for the whole state. He started a state Klan in...
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    • Oral History with Mr. F.W. Bishop

    • Oral history.;Mr. F.W. Bishop was born on December 11, 1897, near Shaw, Mississippi. His family farmed in the Skene community before moving to Cleveland, Mississippi, in 1911. Mr. Bishop began his education in a one-room schoolhouse in Skene and...
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    • Oral history with Anne Petty

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 22, 2007 with Anne Petty, a retired schoolteacher, who describes hearing about Hurricane Katrina from her hospital bed in Washington and learning of its damage to her home in Pascagoula.
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    • Oral history with the Honorable Herman B. DeCell

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 9, 1977 with the Honorable Herman B. DeCell in his office in Yazoo City, Mississippi. DeCell enrolled at the University of Mississippi but with the start of World War II, he was called to service. After...
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    • Oral history with Captain Viola Brown Sanders

    • Oral history.; Viola Brown Sanders was born in Sidon, Mississippi, on February 21, 1921. After Miss Sanders finished her education, she taught school for two years in Glen Allan, Mississippi. In 1943, Miss Sanders joined the United States Navy...
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    • 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...
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    • Oral history with the Honorable Horace Buckley

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 11, 1977 with the Honorable Horace Buckley at his home in Jackson, Mississippi. Buckley was born on July 14, 1941 in Jackson, Mississippi. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Mississippi Valley...
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    • 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...
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    • Oral history with Frank Gruich, Sr.

    • Oral history.; Dr. Frank G. Gruich was born March 12, 1920 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Dr. Gruich earned a B.S. degree from the University of Mississippi and a degree in medicine from Tulane University, after which he worked at Charity Hospital in New...
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