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    • Oral history with John M. Perkins; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with John M. Perkins. Reverend John M. Perkins was born to Jasper and Maggie Wallace Perkins in New Hebron, Lawrence County in June 1930. His family were sharecroppers. Perkins’ grandmother had nineteen children;...
    • Oral history with Laura Inge-Love; 1998

    • Oral history; Interview with Laura Inge Love conducted on November 28, 1998. Laura May Holloway Inge Love was born in Meridian, Mississippi in 1920. She attended Meridian Public Schools and recieved a scholarship to Wiley College in Marshall,...
    • Oral history with Ms. Vera Penney Gong

    • Oral history.; Ms. Vera Penney Gong was born on May 19, 1950, in San Francisco, California after her family had emigrated from China. Ms. Gong grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi where her family owned a grocery store. As she was growing up, Ms....
    • Oral history with Mr. Augustus Ashby Sr.

    • Oral history.; Mr. Augustus (Gus) Ashby Sr. was born in 1924, in Washington, D.C. and moved to Tupelo where he became active in the local church. After high school, he attended college in Holly Springs and Okolona, Mississippi. He was a member 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 Dr. Isaac Thomas

    • Oral history.; The family of Dr. Isaac Thomas moved to Hattiesburg from Beaumont, Perry County, Mississippi, in 1935. He entered Eureka High School that year, graduating in 1938, one of a class of thirty three. Dr. Thomas stresses how important...
    • Oral history with Charles Griffin

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 18, 1980 with Charles Hudson Griffin (born 1926). Griffin served in the office of U. S. Congressman John Bell Williams until 1968 when he campaigned for the position himself. He served three terms...
    • Oral history with Paige Roberts

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 22, 2007 with Paige Roberts, Director of Southeast Mississippi's Chapter of the Red Cross, who discusses the hurricane season of 2005, especially Hurricane Katrina's lingering devastation.
    • Oral history with Ruth Horn

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 21, 2007 with Ruth Horn, a long-time Moss Point, Mississippi, resident who describes her experiences surrounding Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
    • Oral history with Ezekiel Rankin; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted May 28, 2002 at the Rankin home in Claiborne County, Mississippi. He discusses growing up, military service in World War II, education, and employment at Alcorn State University.
    • Oral history with Johnnie Faye Inge; 1998

    • Oral history.; Interview with Johnnie Faye Inge conducted on November 28, 1998. Johnnie Faye Inge was born in Laurel, Mississippi on July 14, 1948. She was one of the first African American students to integrate the previously all-white Meridian...
    • 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 Vera Mae Perkins; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Vera Mae Perkins. Vera Mae Buckley Perkins to Rozel Williams and Garland Young in New Hebron, MS in August 1933. Her mother was a cosmologist and her father was a farmer, then a longshoreman in New Orleans,...
    • 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 Mr. Tyrone Burton

    • Oral history.; Mr. Tyrone Burton was born in Franklinton, Louisiana, on April 5, 1941. The family owned an eighty-eight acre farm. In 1961, Mr. Burton graduated from Franklinton High School. After high school, Burton attended Katy's Barber...
    • Oral history with Mrs. Frances Thornton Smith

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on May 14, 1996 with Frances Thornton Smith (born 1916). In 1971, the year that elementary schools were integrated, Smith volunteered to teach at Fair Elementary School, an African-American school in Pascagoula,...
    • 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 Ms. Juanita Wilkins

    • Oral history.; Born on January 27, 1966, in Natchez, Mississippi, to Elisha and Vera Wilkins, Ms. Juanita Wilkins was the eleventh of twelve children. She was graduated from high school in Natchez, and left two weeks later, moving to Dallas,...


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