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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 Fred L. Banks, Jr.; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on March 25, 2003 with Judge Fred L. Banks, Jr. (born 1942). In the late 1960s, Judge Banks began his law career by serving for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. He was elected three times to the House...
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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 Walter Walker; 2002

    • Oral history.; Born in Louisiana in 1924 Walter Walker worked in construction, farming, in seafood factories, and on the railroad. In 1933 he moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Later Mr. Walker worked as a home builder, and in the kitchen and...
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    • Oral history with Kenneth Haynes, Sr.; 1999

    • Oral history.; Reverend Kenneth Haynes Sr. was born October 11, 1930, in Amite County, Mississippi. In 1958, he entered the ministry, enrolling in Harper Baptist College where he received a Diploma in Christian Education and a Doctorate of...
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    • Oral history with Ken Fairly; 1993

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on July 7, 1993 with Ken Fairly. Ken Fairly was born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, on February 18, 1928. He worked as a journalist and a law enforcement officer. Fairly investigated Ku Klux Klan activities for the...
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    • Oral history with Mr. Percy Greene; 1972

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 14, 1972 with Mr. Percy Greene at his office in Jackson, Mississippi. Greene was born on September 7, 1897 in Jackson, Mississippi and died on April 16, 1977. He was very active in the civil rights...
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    • Oral History with Arthur Kennedy; 2003

    • Oral history.; Arthur Kennedy was born in the Handsboro community of Gulfport in 1923. In 1942 he joined the Navy and served for 10 years. After leaving the military, Kennedy returned to Gulfport and began working as a well driller for C. T....
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    • Oral history with Mr. Fred Clark, Sr.; 1994

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on June 10, 1994 with Fred Clark Sr. (born 1943). Mr. Clark grew up in the segregated society of Jackson, Mississippi. He was educated in Jackson, attending Smith Robertson Elementary School, Rowan Junior High,...
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    • Oral history with Richard Burger; 2012

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on November 8, 2012 with Richard Burger at his home. Burger was born June 6, 1941 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Burger worked in the construction of the Saturn phase rocket program for NASA at present day Stennis...
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    • Oral history with Matt Suarez; 2000

    • Oral history.; Interview with Matt Suarez conducted March 26-30, 2000. Matt Suarez was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1938. After a period of service in the U.S. Navy, Suarez returned to New Orleans to participate in the civil rights movement....
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    • Oral history with Robert P. Sugg; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted August 29, 2002. Robert P. Sugg was born in Eupora, Mississippi on February 21, 1916. He attended Mississippi State University and the Jackson School of Law, now the Mississippi College School of Law, and began...
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    • Oral history with Vaughn G. Couk

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on February 6, 2006 with Vaughn G. Couk. Mr. Couk was a resident of New Orleans who managed restaurants and bars before Hurricane Katrina.
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    • Oral history with Rev. Lee J. Adams, Jr.

    • Oral history.; An interview conducted on June 6, 2008 with Rev. Lee J. Adams, Jr., a pastor at Little Rock Baptist Church in Gulfport, MS. Mr. Adams discusses the role of the church in recovering from Hurricane Katrina.
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    • Oral history with Bidwell Barnes; 2003

    • Oral history.; Born in 1921, in Pass Christian, Mississippi, Bidwell Barnes left school at age fourteen to help support his family. From 1940 to 1942, Mr. Barnes served in the Civilian Conservation Corps; in 1942 he was drafted into the United...
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    • Oral History with Eugene Christy; 2003

    • Oral history.; Eugene Lawrence Christy was born in 1930, in Gulfport, Mississippi. Christy graduated from Thirty-third Avenue High School. In 1951 he was drafted into the military during the Korean War. Upon returning home he began working at the...
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