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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 Joseph Smith; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 15, 2001 in Claiborne County, Mississippi. Joseph Smith was born in 1910 in Willows, Mississippi, to Ben Smith and Missy January Smith. He was educated at Mount Pilgrim School in Rocky Springs. He married...
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    • Oral history with Oseola McCarty; 1996

    • Oral history.; Miss Oseola McCarty was born on March 7, 1908, in Wayne County, Mississippi. McCarty attended Eureka Elementary School until the sixth grade when she dropped out to care for an aunt who was ill. While still in school, McCarty began...
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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 William G. "Bud" Gray; 1999

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted March 19, 1999. Gray was born December 27, 1914 in Beat Five, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi. Gray discusses his education, joining the Mississippi Highway Patrol, transporting Mississippi's electric chair, race...
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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 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 Jack Pace; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Jack Pace. Jack Alfred Pace was born in Conehatta, Mississippi, in Newton County in March 1917. After graduating from Philadelphia High School, Pace went to Decatur, East Central Junior College on a football...
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    • Oral history with Walter Reaves; 1995

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted October 7, 1995 in Ashland, Mississippi. Reaves discusses his experiences in the north Mississippi phase of 1960s civil rights activism. He discusses voter registration, efforts at education reform, and the role...
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    • Oral history with Alonzo Brandon; 2002

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted April 24, 2002 in Claiborne County. Brandon describes conditions of sharecropping, including the relationships that developed with local stores. He discusses foodways and describes the process of making syrup. ...
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    • Oral history with Charlie Parker; 1981

    • 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 Annie Wade; 2001

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted February 16, 2001 in Claiborne County. Annie Jones Wade was born in Claiborne County on May 14, 1915 to Marcus D. Jones and Annie Wade. She attended school in Jefferson County. She married Charlie Wade on June...
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    • Oral history with Roy Noble Lee; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted June 4, 2003 with Roy Noble Lee. Roy Noble Lee was born on October 19, 1915, to Percy Mercer Lee and Hattie May (Nutt) Lee, the second of eight siblings. He was educated in the Forest Public Schools and was a...
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    • Oral history with Mary Spell; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with Mary Spell. Mary Maude Spell was born to George Washington Spell and Lu Ella Shorter between Braxton and Harrisville, Mississippi in January 1908. Spell was born in the house built by her great-grandfather in...
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    • Oral history with M.L. Shorter; 2003

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted with M.L. Shorter. M. L. Shorter was born to Melissa Lee and Charles Thomas Shorter in the Touchstone-New Zion community in June 1923. He is one of seven children, all boys. Shorter's mother died when he was six...
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    • Interview with honorable Charles Evers; 1971

    • Oral history.; Interview conducted on December 3, 1971 with the Honorable Charles Evers at his office in Fayette, Mississippi. Evers was born on September 11, 1922 in Decatur, Mississippi. In 1950, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in social...
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    • Oral History with Henry Lyons; 2003

    • Oral history.; Henry Lyons graduated from Randolph High School in Pass Christian, Mississippi. He served in the Army during World War II in Morocco, Italy and France. Upon returning to Mississippi he worked in numerous positions including at...
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    • Oral History with Joe Moore; 2003

    • Oral history.; Joe Moore grew up on a large farm in Newton County, one of 16 children. He joined the Navy in 1943 and served in the Pacific. After moving to Gulfport in 1955 he worked for the Veterans Administration, and later became one of the...
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