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Oral history.; Transcript of interview conducted March 27, 2002 in Claiborne County. Marjorie Williams Brandon was born June 8, 1931 in Russum, Mississippi. She attended Alcorn University and obtained a B.A. degree. Brandon has held a variety of jobs, including social worker, counselor for Claiborne County Schools, working for Head Start, and serving as a Justice Court Judge. She received several honors and awards, including NAACP Mother of the Year and several school awards.

2002-03-27

Oral history.; Interview conducted March 27, 2002 in Claiborne County. Marjorie Williams Brandon was born June 8, 1931 in Russum, Mississippi. She attended Alcorn University and obtained a B.A. degree. Brandon has held a variety of jobs, including social worker, counselor for Claiborne County Schools, working for Head Start, and serving as a Justice Court Judge. She received several honors and awards, including NAACP Mother of the Year and several school awards.

2002-03-27

Oral history.; Interview conducted March 27, 2002 in Claiborne County. Marjorie Williams Brandon was born June 8, 1931 in Russum, Mississippi. She attended Alcorn University and obtained a B.A. degree. Brandon has held a variety of jobs, including social worker, counselor for Claiborne County Schools, working for Head Start, and serving as a Justice Court Judge. She received several honors and awards, including NAACP Mother of the Year and several school awards.

2002-03-27

Oral history.; Transcript of 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. An avid hunter, Brandon also talks about hunting practices he developed growing up. Brandon has worked in a variety of industries, and has held positions as a logger, welder, packer and general factory worker, as well as trailer park manager. In addition, he also served briefly in the US Army.

2002-04-24

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. An avid hunter, Brandon also talks about hunting practices he developed growing up. Brandon has worked in a variety of industries, and has held positions as a logger, welder, packer and general factory worker, as well as trailer park manager. In addition, he also served briefly in the US Army.

2002-04-24

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. An avid hunter, Brandon also talks about hunting practices he developed growing up. Brandon has worked in a variety of industries, and has held positions as a logger, welder, packer and general factory worker, as well as trailer park manager. In addition, he also served briefly in the US Army.

2002-04-24

Oral history.; Transcript of interview conducted May 23, 2002 in Claiborne County. Ethel Patton D'Anjou was born March 6, 1939 in Alcorn, Mississippi. She attended school at St. Mary's Academy in New Orleans, Louisiana, and at Tolleston High School in Gary, Indiana. D'Anjou attended both Notre Dame College in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Catholic University in Washington, D.C., before earning a B.A. and M.A. from Wayne State University. Throughout her career, D'Anjou has worked as a reading supervisor, teacher, merchant, and drug and alcohol counselor. She is a member of the National Education Association and the Mississippi Foreign Language League, and has also been given several foreign language awards.

2002-05-23

Oral history.; Interview conducted April 17, 2001 in Claiborne County. O'Neal Chambers was born July 30, 1910 in Lorman, Mississippi. He completed his education at Rosenwald School and Watson Chapel. Throughout his career, Chambers worked as a farmer, as a deck hand for the box factory, and in the logging industry. He also served as a medic in the US Army from 1941 to 1945, reaching the rank of corporal.

2001-04-17

Oral history.; Interview conducted April 17, 2001 in Claiborne County. O'Neal Chambers was born July 30, 1910 in Lorman, Mississippi. He completed his education at Rosenwald School and Watson Chapel. Throughout his career, Chambers worked as a farmer, as a deck hand for the box factory, and in the logging industry. He also served as a medic in the US Army from 1941 to 1945, reaching the rank of corporal.

2001-04-17

Oral history.; Interview conducted May 23, 2002 in Claiborne County. Ethel Patton D'Anjou was born March 6, 1939 in Alcorn, Mississippi. She attended school at St. Mary's Academy in New Orleans, Louisiana, and at Tolleston High School in Gary, Indiana. D'Anjou attended both Notre Dame College in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Catholic University in Washington, D.C., before earning a B.A. and M.A. from Wayne State University. Throughout her career, D'Anjou has worked as a reading supervisor, teacher, merchant, and drug and alcohol counselor. She is a member of the National Education Association and the Mississippi Foreign Language League, and has also been given several foreign language awards.

2002-05-23

Oral history.; Interview conducted May 23, 2002 in Claiborne County. Ethel Patton D'Anjou was born March 6, 1939 in Alcorn, Mississippi. She attended school at St. Mary's Academy in New Orleans, Louisiana, and at Tolleston High School in Gary, Indiana. D'Anjou attended both Notre Dame College in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Catholic University in Washington, D.C., before earning a B.A. and M.A. from Wayne State University. Throughout her career, D'Anjou has worked as a reading supervisor, teacher, merchant, and drug and alcohol counselor. She is a member of the National Education Association and the Mississippi Foreign Language League, and has also been given several foreign language awards.

2002-05-23

Oral history.; Transcript of interview conducted April 17, 2001 in Claiborne County. O'Neal Chambers was born July 30, 1910 in Lorman, Mississippi. He completed his education at Rosenwald School and Watson Chapel. Throughout his career, Chambers worked as a farmer, as a deck hand for the box factory, and in the logging industry. He also served as a medic in the US Army from 1941 to 1945, reaching the rank of corporal.

2001-04-17

Oral history.; Transcript of interview conducted May 21, 2002 at the Dotson home in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Essie Lee Dotson was born February 1, 1933 in Grand Gulf, Mississippi. She completed her education at the Allen School and at Claiborne County Training Academy. Dotson held a variety of jobs throughout her career, including work as a waitress in several cafés on Fair Street, owning and operating the Grand Gulf Store, making dishes for National Plastic, and working as a janitor and gardener for the Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant. She was also a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

2002-05-21

Oral history.; Interview conducted May 21, 2002 at the Dotson home in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Essie Lee Dotson was born February 1, 1933 in Grand Gulf, Mississippi. She completed her education at the Allen School and at Claiborne County Training Academy. Dotson held a variety of jobs throughout her career, including work as a waitress in several cafes on Fair Street, owning and operating the Grand Gulf Store, making dishes for National Plastic, and working as a janitor and gardener for the Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant. She was also a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

2002-05-21

Oral history.; Interview conducted May 21, 2002 at the Dotson home in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Essie Lee Dotson was born February 1, 1933 in Grand Gulf, Mississippi. She completed her education at the Allen School and at Claiborne County Training Academy. Dotson held a variety of jobs throughout her career, including work as a waitress in several cafés on Fair Street, owning and operating the Grand Gulf Store, making dishes for National Plastic, and working as a janitor and gardener for the Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant. She was also a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

2002-05-21

Oral history.; Interview conducted with Nancy Rie Barland in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Nancy Rie Disharoon Barland was born July 22, 1922 at Bowling Green Plantation, about eight miles east of Port Gibson, Mississippi. Her parents were Florine Levy and George Lindsay Disharoon. Mrs. Barland graduated from Port Gibson High School and attended Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus, Mississippi for two years. She married Charles Edward Barland on August 6, 1949. They have two children, Charles Edward Barland Jr., and Flo Ruth Barland. Mrs. Barland is a lifetime member of Port Gibson's First Presbyterian Church. She discusses memories of childhood, including games, friends, family, and household staff. Barland describes the family plantation and sharecropping arrangements with tenants. Discusses social life in Port Gibson, including dances. She also discusses her grandfather B. H. Levy who owned Levy's Produce, was on the original Board of Directors of the Port Gibson Bank, and also helped to establish the Synagogue in Port Gibson.

2002-05-02

Oral history.; Interview conducted with Nancy Rie Barland in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Nancy Rie Disharoon Barland was born July 22, 1922 at Bowling Green Plantation, about eight miles east of Port Gibson, Mississippi. Her parents were Florine Levy and George Lindsay Disharoon. Mrs. Barland graduated from Port Gibson High School and attended Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus, Mississippi for two years. She married Charles Edward Barland on August 6, 1949. They have two children, Charles Edward Barland Jr., and Flo Ruth Barland. Mrs. Barland is a lifetime member of Port Gibson's First Presbyterian Church. She discusses memories of childhood, including games, friends, family, and household staff. Barland describes the family plantation and sharecropping arrangements with tenants. Discusses social life in Port Gibson, including dances. She also discusses her grandfather B. H. Levy who owned Levy's Produce, was on the original Board of Directors of the Port Gibson Bank, and also helped to establish the Synagogue in Port Gibson.

2002-05-02

Oral history.; Transcript for interview conducted with Nancy Rie Barland in Port Gibson, Mississippi. Nancy Rie Disharoon Barland was born July 22, 1922 at Bowling Green Plantation, about eight miles east of Port Gibson, Mississippi. Her parents were Florine Levy and George Lindsay Disharoon. Mrs. Barland graduated from Port Gibson High School and attended Mississippi State College for Women in Columbus, Mississippi for two years. She married Charles Edward Barland on August 6, 1949. They have two children, Charles Edward Barland Jr., and Flo Ruth Barland. Mrs. Barland is a lifetime member of Port Gibson's First Presbyterian Church. She discusses memories of childhood, including games, friends, family, and household staff. Barland describes the family plantation and sharecropping arrangements with tenants. Discusses social life in Port Gibson, including dances. She also discusses her grandfather B. H. Levy who owned Levy's Produce, was on the original Board of Directors of the Port Gibson Bank, and also helped to establish the Synagogue in Port Gibson.

2002-05-02

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