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Oral history.; Transcript of 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 Space Center. He also discusses integration of public facilities in and around Hattiesburg.

2012-11-08

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 Space Center. He also discusses integration of public facilities in and around Hattiesburg.

2012-11-08

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 Space Center. He also discusses integration of public facilities in and around Hattiesburg.

2012-11-08

Oral history.; Alexander Conner Jr. was born April 10, 1928. He received his education in Mississippi, Tennessee, Illinois and Texas and then worked as a medical technician and an assistant dentist. He also worked in the fields of chemical and biological warfare in France. Now retired, he is a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge.

2012-06-12

Oral history.; Alexander Conner Jr. was born April 10, 1928. He received his education in Mississippi, Tennessee, Illinois and Texas and then worked as a medical technician and an assistant dentist. He also worked in the fields of chemical and biological warfare in France. Now retired, he is a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge.

2012-06-12

Oral history.; Alexander Conner Jr. was born April 10, 1928. He received his education in Mississippi, Tennessee, Illinois and Texas and then worked as a medical technician and an assistant dentist. He also worked in the fields of chemical and biological warfare in France. Now retired, he is a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge.

2012-06-12

Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 24, 2012 with Charles Dunagin at the McComb Enterprise-Journal offices. Dunagin was born June 9, 1935 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Mississippi, Dunagin held a series of journalism positions, most prominently as editor of the McComb Enterprise-Journal. During his time as editor, he was known for printing a pro-civil rights paper that drew criticism from local whites. Dunagin continues to work part time at the Enterprise-Journal.

2012-10-24

Oral history.; Transcript of interview conducted on October 24, 2012 with Charles Dunagin at the McComb Enterprise-Journal offices. Dunagin was born June 9, 1935 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Mississippi, Dunagin held a series of journalism positions, most prominently as editor of the McComb Enterprise-Journal. During his time as editor, he was known for printing a pro-civil rights paper that drew criticism from local whites. Dunagin continues to work part time at the Enterprise-Journal.

2012-10-24

Oral history.; Interview conducted on October 24, 2012 with Charles Dunagin at the McComb Enterprise-Journal offices. Dunagin was born June 9, 1935 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. After graduating from the University of Mississippi, Dunagin held a series of journalism positions, most prominently as editor of the McComb Enterprise-Journal. During his time as editor, he was known for printing a pro-civil rights paper that drew criticism from local whites. Dunagin continues to work part time at the Enterprise-Journal.

2012-10-24

Oral history.; Shirley Bates was born February 11, 1946. She talks in great detail about her father who was a registered voter, along with his involvement in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). During her freshman year of high school in 1961, Bates decided to join the Civil Rights Movement. She recalls instances when she and other activists had to sleep on top of the cars outside her home in order to protect her family from being bombed. Evelyn L. Nelson was born January 5, 1938 in McComb, Mississippi. Nelson's participation in the movement first began when she started to help with the voter registration drive. In this interview, the two women talk about their involvement in the voter registration drive, along with other civil rights activities in McComb. Further topics include the establishment of the Freedom House, Southwest Mississippi Opportunity (SMO), and starting an African-American history museum.

2012-10-18

Oral history.; Shirley Bates was born February 11, 1946. She talks in great detail about her father who was a registered voter, along with his involvement in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). During her freshman year of high school in 1961, Bates decided to join the Civil Rights Movement. She recalls instances when she and other activists had to sleep on top of the cars outside her home in order to protect her family from being bombed. Evelyn L. Nelson was born January 5, 1938 in McComb, Mississippi. Nelson's participation in the movement first began when she started to help with the voter registration drive. In this interview, the two women talk about their involvement in the voter registration drive, along with other civil rights activities in McComb. Further topics include the establishment of the Freedom House, Southwest Mississippi Opportunity (SMO), and starting an African-American history museum.

2012-10-18

Oral history.; Shirley Bates was born February 11, 1946. She talks in great detail about her father who was a registered voter, along with his involvement in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). During her freshman year of high school in 1961, Bates decided to join the Civil Rights Movement. She recalls instances when she and other activists had to sleep on top of the cars outside her home in order to protect her family from being bombed. Evelyn L. Nelson was born January 5, 1938 in McComb, Mississippi. Nelson's participation in the movement first began when she started to help with the voter registration drive. In this interview, the two women talk about their involvement in the voter registration drive, along with other civil rights activities in McComb. Further topics include the establishment of the Freedom House, Southwest Mississippi Opportunity (SMO), and starting an African-American history museum.

2012-10-18

Oral history.; Transcript of interview conducted November 1 and November 14, 2012 with Rebecca Zimmer and Hayden McDaniel in Gulfport, Mississippi at the Richard Cox Library on the Gulf Park Campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. Winston Fairley, a retired master sergeant with the United States Air Force, describes accompanying his parents in their activist work during the civil rights movement. He was a student at Hawkins Junior High School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, when that school was integrated. He discusses the pressure he felt as a young African American in a predominately white school and the "bubble" of protection provided in the Air Force. He also discusses the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and Vernon Dahmer, integration of businesses in Mississippi, Freedom Summer, and the Freedom Riders.

2012-11-01; 2012-11-14

Oral history.; Interview conducted November 1 and November 14, 2012 with Rebecca Zimmer and Hayden McDaniel in Gulfport, Mississippi at the Richard Cox Library on the Gulf Park Campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. Winston Fairley, a retired master sergeant with the United States Air Force, describes accompanying his parents in their activist work during the civil rights movement. He was a student at Hawkins Junior High School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, when that school was integrated. He discusses the pressure he felt as a young African American in a predominately white school and the "bubble" of protection provided in the Air Force. He also discusses the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and Vernon Dahmer, integration of businesses in Mississippi, Freedom Summer, and the Freedom Riders.

2012-11-01; 2012-11-14

Oral history.; Interview conducted November 1 and November 14, 2012 with Rebecca Zimmer and Hayden McDaniel in Gulfport, Mississippi at the Richard Cox Library on the Gulf Park Campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. Winston Fairley, a retired master sergeant with the United States Air Force, describes accompanying his parents in their activist work during the civil rights movement. He was a student at Hawkins Junior High School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, when that school was integrated. He discusses the pressure he felt as a young African American in a predominately white school and the "bubble" of protection provided in the Air Force. He also discusses the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and Vernon Dahmer, integration of businesses in Mississippi, Freedom Summer, and the Freedom Riders.

2012-11-01; 2012-11-14

Oral history.; Interview conducted November 1 and November 14, 2012 with Rebecca Zimmer and Hayden McDaniel in Gulfport, Mississippi at the Richard Cox Library on the Gulf Park Campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. Winston Fairley, a retired master sergeant with the United States Air Force, describes accompanying his parents in their activist work during the civil rights movement. He was a student at Hawkins Junior High School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, when that school was integrated. He discusses the pressure he felt as a young African American in a predominately white school and the "bubble" of protection provided in the Air Force. He also discusses the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and Vernon Dahmer, integration of businesses in Mississippi, Freedom Summer, and the Freedom Riders.

2012-11-01; 2012-11-14

Oral history.; Interview conducted November 9, 2012 at the Bordeaux residence. Norma Sanders Bordeaux was born to Hanson E. Sanders and Ethelyn Lou Milton Sanders in Birmingham, Alabama during the Great Depression. The family moved often as Norma's father looked for work and later, was called up from the military reserves. They lived in Houston, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah in addition to the states of Wyoming, Alabama, and Mississippi. Norma attended Stephens College for two years, later earning her B.A. from the University of Alabama. Following graduation, Bordeaux traveled to Europe. Upon her return, she married Thomas D. Bordeaux and became a mother of four. In addition to her family life, Bordeaux was selected to serve on the second Federal Grand Jury in the trial of the men accused of kidnapping James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. She also participated in the indictment of the defendant in the firebombing of Vernon Dahmer's home. Throughout Mrs. Bordeaux's life, she kept scrapbooks of the daily news. Eventually, her scrapbooks would be used to assist in the making of the film "Mississippi Burning."

2012-11-09

Oral history.; Recording log of interview conducted November 9, 2012 at the Bordeaux residence. Norma Sanders Bordeaux was born to Hanson E. Sanders and Ethelyn Lou Milton Sanders in Birmingham, Alabama during the Great Depression. The family moved often as Norma's father looked for work and later, was called up from the military reserves. They lived in Houston, Texas and Salt Lake City, Utah in addition to the states of Wyoming, Alabama, and Mississippi. Norma attended Stephens College for two years, later earning her B.A. from the University of Alabama. Following graduation, Bordeaux traveled to Europe. Upon her return, she married Thomas D. Bordeaux and became a mother of four. In addition to her family life, Bordeaux was selected to serve on the second Federal Grand Jury in the trial of the men accused of kidnapping James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner. She also participated in the indictment of the defendant in the firebombing of Vernon Dahmer's home. Throughout Mrs. Bordeaux's life, she kept scrapbooks of the daily news. Eventually, her scrapbooks would be used to assist in the making of the film "Mississippi Burning."

2012-11-09

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