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    • Oral history with Jimmy Swan; 1977

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 23, 1977 with Mr. Jimmy Swan. Jimmy Swan was born in Cullman County, Alabama, but ran away from home when he was thirteen or fourteen and ended up in Wayne County, Mississippi. He sang in nightclubs and...
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    • Oral history with Roy Jones; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Roy Jones. Roy Powers Jones was born to Wilson Jones and Ellen Smith on the Goodwater Community near Magee, Mississippi in August, 1909. He attended Goodwater Elementary and Magee High School. Jones married...
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    • Oral history with James J. Smith; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with James J. Smith. James J. Smith was born to Rosie Washington and William Smith in Natchez, Mississippi in February 1907. Smith moved to Simpson County at the age of nineteen. He worked for the Finkbine Lumber...
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    • Oral history with George L. French; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted George Lewis French was born in June 1919 to Edgar Franklin French and Lila Mae Schull French in Maryville, LA. French was one of five children. French’s family moved to Mississippi when he was twelve years old....
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    • Oral History with Richard Kelly; 2003

    • Oral history.; Richard Kelly attended Thirty-third Avenue High School in Gulfport. He worked from 1935-1942 at Gulf Park College in Long Beach. From 1943-1945, he served in the United States Army in France and the Pacific Theater. After returning...
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    • Oral history with Johnny and Clara Barbour; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview with Reverend Johnny Barbour and Clara M. Barbour recorded on January 25, 1999. Reverend Johnny Barbour was pastor at Alan Chapel A.M.E. Church in Meridian, Mississippi in 1967. Both he and Clara Barbour were active in the...
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    • Oral History with Duncan Gray Jr.; 1999

    • Oral history.; Duncan Montgomery Gray Jr. attended high school in Greenwood and Jackson, Mississippi, and graduated from Central High, Jackson, in 1944. He earned an electrical engineering degree at Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana, in...
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    • Oral history with Carl Boren; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Carl Boren at the Boren residence on May 29, 2001. Boren discusses his family history, folkways, and conditions growing up in Claiborne County, Mississippi. From a family of sharecroppers, he describes what...
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    • Oral History with Jimmie Jenkins; 2003

    • Oral history.; Jimmie Jenkins was born in 1937, in DeRidder, Louisiana, and his family moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast in 1941. In 1954, he graduated from Turkey Creek High School. After serving three years in the United States Army, Mr....
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    • Oral history with Lee J. Adams Sr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Lee J. Adams was born in 1916, in Gulfport, Mississippi. He graduated from Thirty-third Avenue High School. As a young man, Mr. Adams played semiprofessional baseball with a Negro league, the Gulfport Panthers. During World War II,...
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    • Oral history with Lenore L. Prather; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted September 11, 2002 with Lenore Prather. Lenore Loving Prather was born September 17, 1931. Prather attended Mississippi State College for Women, where she received her bachelor of science in 1953. She then...
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    • Oral history with T.B. Bankston; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview with T. B. Bankston recorded on October 16, 1999. T. B. Bankston was born in October, 1917 and grew up sharecropping at Duck Hill, near Tupelo, Mississippi. Topics discussed include: traditional medicine, childhood...
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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 to Forest, Mississippi and bought the fledgling...
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    • Oral history with Eddie McDonald; 2003

    • Oral history.; Eddie McDonald was born to Samuel McDonald and Ollie Lockhart in Magee, Mississippi in 1924. He had two brothers, one of whom, Robert, was killed in an automobile accident. Though he went to school in Hawpond, McDonald dropped out to...
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    • Oral history with J.C. Fairley; 1977

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on January 31, 1977 with Jimmy Carter Fairley (born 1921). A native of Greene County, Mississippi, Mr. Fairley was active in the civil rights movement at the local, state, and national levels.
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