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Oral history.; Frank Bridges was born in 1923 in Biloxi, Mississippi. He served during World War II in Guadalcanal and Guam. After returning from the war, he worked a few odd jobs before moving to Chicago. After a brief stay, he returned to his native Biloxi. He became involved with the civil rights movement and Dr. Gilbert Mason's Biloxi Beach wade-ins.

2000-03-21

Oral history.; Frank Bridges was born in 1923 in Biloxi, Mississippi. He served during World War II in Guadalcanal and Guam. After returning from the war, he worked a few odd jobs before moving to Chicago. After a brief stay, he returned to his native Biloxi. He became involved with the civil rights movement and Dr. Gilbert Mason's Biloxi Beach wade-ins.

2000-03-21

Oral history.; Frank Bridges was born in 1923 in Biloxi, Mississippi. He served during World War II in Guadalcanal and Guam. After returning from the war, he worked a few odd jobs before moving to Chicago. After a brief stay, he returned to his native Biloxi. He became involved with the civil rights movement and Dr. Gilbert Mason's Biloxi Beach wade-ins.

2000-03-21

Oral history.; Frank Bridges was born in 1923 in Biloxi, Mississippi. He served during World War II in Guadalcanal and Guam. After returning from the war, he worked a few odd jobs before moving to Chicago. After a brief stay, he returned to his native Biloxi. He became involved with the civil rights movement and Dr. Gilbert Mason's Biloxi Beach wade-ins.

2000-03-21

Oral history.; Julian Glenn Brunt was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1951. His father was a career Army officer who served in the chemical corps, and the family was stationed in Pine Bluff, Washington, D.C., Heidelberg, Germany, Puerto Rico, and eventually, Mississippi. After finishing college at the University of Maryland, Brunt continued to travel extensively and held several positions in retail management. In 1994, after settling down in Biloxi, Brunt made the acquaintance of Lyle Bongé who had just inherited a collection of his mother, Dusti Bongé's artwork. Brunt offered to help him manage the collection and founded the Dusti Bongé Foundation.

1999-11-11

Oral history.; Julian Glenn Brunt was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1951. His father was a career Army officer who served in the chemical corps, and the family was stationed in Pine Bluff, Washington, D.C., Heidelberg, Germany, Puerto Rico, and eventually, Mississippi. After finishing college at the University of Maryland, Brunt continued to travel extensively and held several positions in retail management. In 1994, after settling down in Biloxi, Brunt made the acquaintance of Lyle Bonge who had just inherited a collection of his mother, Dusti Bonge's artwork. Brunt offered to help him manage the collection and founded the Dusti Bonge Foundation.

1999-11-11

Oral history.; Julian Glenn Brunt was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1951. His father was a career Army officer who served in the chemical corps, and the family was stationed in Pine Bluff, Washington, D.C., Heidelberg, Germany, Puerto Rico, and eventually, Mississippi. After finishing college at the University of Maryland, Brunt continued to travel extensively and held several positions in retail management. In 1994, after settling down in Biloxi, Brunt made the acquaintance of Lyle Bonge who had just inherited a collection of his mother, Dusti Bonge's artwork. Brunt offered to help him manage the collection and founded the Dusti Bonge Foundation.

1999-11-11

Oral history.; Julian Glenn Brunt was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 1951. His father was a career Army officer who served in the chemical corps, and the family was stationed in Pine Bluff, Washington, D.C., Heidelberg, Germany, Puerto Rico, and eventually, Mississippi. After finishing college at the University of Maryland, Brunt continued to travel extensively and held several positions in retail management. In 1994, after settling down in Biloxi, Brunt made the acquaintance of Lyle Bonge who had just inherited a collection of his mother, Dusti Bonge's artwork. Brunt offered to help him manage the collection and founded the Dusti Bonge Foundation.

1999-11-11

Oral history.; Ms. Frances Burney was born May 29, 1913, in Vancleave, Mississippi. When she was eighteen, she married and moved to Biloxi, Mississippi. Until 1951, she stayed home rearing her four children; at that time, her husband became ill, and she took a job outside her home at the age of thirty-eight in order to support her family. Ms. Burney has lived continuously in Biloxi, witnessing many changes throughout the years.

2000-04-03

Oral history.; Ms. Frances Burney was born May 29, 1913, in Vancleave, Mississippi. When she was eighteen, she married and moved to Biloxi, Mississippi. Until 1951, she stayed home rearing her four children; at that time, her husband became ill, and she took a job outside her home at the age of thirty-eight in order to support her family. Ms. Burney has lived continuously in Biloxi, witnessing many changes throughout the years.

2000-04-03

Oral history.; Ms. Frances Burney was born May 29, 1913, in Vancleave, Mississippi. When she was eighteen, she married and moved to Biloxi, Mississippi. Until 1951, she stayed home rearing her four children; at that time, her husband became ill, and she took a job outside her home at the age of thirty-eight in order to support her family. Ms. Burney has lived continuously in Biloxi, witnessing many changes throughout the years.

2000-04-03

Oral history.; Ms. Frances Burney was born May 29, 1913, in Vancleave, Mississippi. When she was eighteen, she married and moved to Biloxi, Mississippi. Until 1951, she stayed home rearing her four children; at that time, her husband became ill, and she took a job outside her home at the age of thirty-eight in order to support her family. Ms. Burney has lived continuously in Biloxi, witnessing many changes throughout the years.

2000-04-03

Oral history.; Judge John H. Whitfield was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, on July 4, 1962. Prior to integration of the schools, Judge Whitfield attended Nichols Perkins Elementary School in Biloxi until 1973. When Mississippi public schools in Biloxi began desegregating, Judge Whitfield was bussed to Beauvoir Elementary School in Biloxi. After his family moved to North Biloxi, Judge Whitfield attended D'Iberville Elementary/Middle School from which he was graduated in 1980. In 1980, he matriculated to Rust College where he stayed for a year and a half, until he had exhausted his college savings. At that time, he joined the military, served, returned to college and was graduated from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. In 1985, he entered Valparaso University Law School in Valparaso, Indiana. When he was graduated from law school, he returned to Mississippi. As of this writing, the Honorable John H. Whitfield is the circuit court judge of district two, Mississippi.

26 July 1999

Oral history.; Mr. Wesley C. Webb was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on April 2, 1938. After his graduation from high school, Mr. Webb entered the Navy, boarding the U.S.S. Helena for Japan. For two years and nine months, Mr. Webb served in the Navy, and was inactive in the Reserves for six years. Following that, he was in the Merchant Marines. Mr. Webb settled in New York City, attending the Programing System Institute and working installing weapons systems in Navy vessels; at the same time, he earned a B.A. from New York University. In 1994, Mr. Webb returned to Biloxi to care for his aged mother; she passed away in 1998. Mr. Webb currently resides in Biloxi, Mississippi.

05 November 1999

Oral history.; Mrs. Clara Griffin Watson was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on October 15, 1933. During the 1960s, Mrs. Watson helped the COFO workers in Mississippi, marched on the Federal Building, and housed some of the civil rights activists in the area for Freedom Summer, 1964. Mrs. Watson is married to Leon B. Watson. They have thirteen children of their own, including Angela Sartin, who conducted this interview.

28 October 1999

Oral history; Mrs. Ruth Evans Story was born on October 20, 1943, in Gulfport, Mississippi. She graduated from high school and attended Dillard University in New Orleans. On October 18, 1962, Ms. Ruth Evans married Almer L. Story in Gulfport. They moved to Kansas City, Missouri. Mrs. Story earned her bachelor's degree from Avila College in Kansas City, Missouri. She earned her master's degrees from William Carey College and the University of Southern Mississippi. She has taught school in Kansas City, Chicago, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

24 November 1999

Oral history.; Mr. William F. Stallworth was born August 12, 1954, in Monroeville, Alabama. He grew up in Pensacola, Florida, Jackson, Mississippi, and Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education at Jackson State University. Mr. Stallworth moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and worked for the city of Biloxi. From 1983 to 1993, he was a councilman for the city of Biloxi. Since 1985 he has been a partner in BFS Services and since 1992, he has been a partner in Computer and Technology Support Services. He is currently owner of Stallworth's Computer and Technology. Mr. Stallworth participates in many civic activities.

23 October 1999

Oral history.; Born on October 20, 1939, in Sandy Ridge, Lowndes County, Alabama, Mr. Loyce Searight moved with his family to Biloxi, Mississippi, in March of 1947. He graduated from M.F. Nichols High School and went on to earn several other degrees and qualifications. He was a member of the United States Army where he graduated from the U.S. Army Reserves First Sergeant Academy. From November, 1966, to November, 1994, he worked as an electrical worker, including power plant supervisor of plant operations. As a businessman specializing in retail sales, he owned and operated his own newsstand in Biloxi, Mississippi. He was a transportation specialist in the U.S. Army Reserves, a Unit First Sergeant, 296th Transportation Company, Brookhaven, Mississippi, as an E-8 with thirty years of service. Mr. Searight is a member of several organizations and has received numerous awards.

20 October 1999

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