Mississippi Humanities Council
Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Interview List D


Dahmer, Ellie J., educator and civil rights activist

University of Southern Mississippi: Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Vol. 281. 1 cassette. Transcript (39 pp.).

Interviewed by Orley B. Caudill on July 2, 1974

Subjects: Brown v. Board of Education; Charles Evers; Clyde Kennard; FBI; Hattiesburg, Miss.; James Meredith; Ku Klux Klan; NAACP; Sam Bowers; school integration; Stokely Carmichael; Vernon Dahmer

 

Davenport, Joe

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on May 20, 1992

 

Davenport, Judy

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on May 20, 1992

 

Davenport, M. K.

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette. Transcript (23 pp.)

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on April 11, 1992

 

Davidson, Mary

Tougaloo College: Thomas C. Dent Collection

Cassette (1 hr.).

Interviewed by Thomas C. Dent on July 26, 1979

Subjects: Columbus, Miss.; Holly Springs, Miss.

This interview is held jointly with the Amistad Center, located on the campus of Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Davis, Bubba, coach, West Point High School

Mississippi Department of Archives and History: Alec C. Valentine Interviews

Archive number: OHP 406.01. Cassette.

Interviewed by Alec C. Valentine on July 19, 1983

Subjects: integration of Mississippi's public schools; school integration

 

Davis, Faye

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette. No transcript, only interviewer's notes.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby and Kenzia Tisdale on June 25, 1992

Subjects: Alcorn State University; boycott of Claiborne County's white merchants; Charles Evers; police brutality; police harassment

 

Davis, George, deputy sheriff, Washington County

Mississippi Department of Archives and History: Washington County Oral History Project

Archive number: OH 79.01.41. 1 cassette. Transcripts: edited, final

(31 pp.). Index.

Interviewed by Daisy M. Greene on January 14, 1977

Subjects: black police officers in Greenville; Delta Ministry; George Davis; Greenville, Miss.; Itta Bena, Miss.; Jackson, Miss.; Jackson State University; Jackson State University-student killings; Ken Fairly; Mississippi Valley State College-student uprisings

 

Davis, Russell C., mayor, Jackson, 1967-69

University of Southern Mississippi: Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Vol. 55. Transcript (83 pp.).

Interviewed by Orley B. Caudill on August 21, 1974, and January 25, 1975

Subjects: Civil Rights Act (1964); Jackson, Miss.; Jackson State University-student killings; school integration

 

Davis, Sarah, receptionist

Jackson State University: Recollections of the Civil Rights Movement

Archive number: OH 94.62. 7 min. No transcript.

Interviewed by Tanganyika Jones on May 5, 1994

Subjects: role of churches in the civil rights movement

 

Davis, William Penn, former president, Mississippi Baptist Convention, and president emeritus, Mississippi Baptist Seminary

University of Southern Mississippi: Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Vol.15. Transcripts: Part I (118 pp.); Part II (291 pp.). Part I has a tape log. Part II is an unpublished manuscript by William Penn Davis entitled "The Long Step." It has an index.

Interviewed by Harold K. Gower on March 24, 1972

Subjects: Charles Evers; church burnings; Clennon King; Committee of Concern; Fannie Lou Hamer; freedom workers; James Chaney; James Meredith; Ku Klux Klan; Lauderdale County; Madison County; Martin Luther King Jr.; Medgar Evers; Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission; Neshoba County; Philadelphia, Miss.; Philadelphia murders; Purser Hewitt; racial violence; role of churches in the civil rights movement; Tougaloo College; White Citizens' Council

 

Dawson, John T., black farmer and entrepreneur

Madison County-Canton Public Library: Madison County Oral History Collection

Archive number: 086. 3 cassettes.

Interviewed by Michael G. Trend on October 23, 1982

Subjects: school integration; segregation

 

Day, Phyllis, Jackson Public Schools' hostess and information specialist

Mississippi Department of Archives and History: Murrah High School Oral History Project

Archive number: OHP 246. 1 cassette. Transcript (5 pp.).

Interviewed by Carol Marks on April 2, 1978

Subjects: busing; Jackson, Miss.; Jackson public schools; Phones for Facts Committee; school integration; white student flight

 

Dean, Kenneth, Mississippi council on Human Relations, 1965-1970; president of WLBT, 1971-1976

1.Mississippi State University: John Stennis Oral History Collection

Transcript. Index.

Subjects: anti-poverty programs; Child Development Group of Mississippi; Delta Ministry; Erle Johnston; James O. Eastland; Jesse Epps; John C. Stennis; Marian Wright Edelman; Mississippi Action Program; Mississippi Council on Human Relations; Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party; Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission; Polly Greenburg

2.University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Southern Politics Oral History Collection

Archive number: A104. Tape. Transcript.

 

DeCell, Herman B., state senator, Mississippi

1.University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Southern Politics Oral History Collection

Archive number: A253. Tape.

2. University of Southern Mississippi: Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Vol. 207. 3 cassettes. Transcript (83 pp.).

Interviewed by Orley B. Caudill on June 9, 1977

Subjects: Democratic National Convention (1964); integration; Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission; Ross R. Barnett; White Citizens' Council

 

Delpaso, Theresa see Haden, Casey, Emmie Adams, and Theresa Delpaso

 

Democratic Party; mock election campaign; Robert Moses; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

See also Cobb, Charles and Ivanhoe Donaldson

 

Dennis, David

1. Southern Regional Council: Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

1 cassette. Transcript (15 pp).

Interviewed by Worth Long in February 1997

Subjects: Aaron Henry; Anne Moody; Congress of Racial Equality; Council of Federated Organizations; Edwin King; Emmett Till; Freedom Riders/Freedom Rides; Jackson, Miss.; Jackson Movement; James Farmer; Joan Trumpauer; John Doar; John R. Salter; Ku Klux Klan; lynchings; Mack Charles Parker; Martin Luther King Jr.; McComb, Miss.; Medgar Evers; Mississippi Delta; NAACP; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; Tougaloo College

2. Tougaloo College: Delta Oral History Project

1 cassette (90 min.). Transcript (23 pp.). Closed until project is completed.

Interviewed by Kim Lacy Rogers on December 4, 1995

Subjects: Congress of Racial Equality; Council of Federated Organizations

3. Tougaloo College: Thomas C. Dent Collection

Cassette (2 hrs.).

Interviewed by Thomas C. Dent on October 8, 1983

Subjects: Freedom Summer; voter registration

This interview is held jointly with the Amistad Center, located on the campus of Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Derby, Doris

Southern Regional Council: Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

1 cassette. Transcript (21 pp.).

Interviewed by George King and Worth Long

Subjects: A. Daniel Beittel; Carsie Hall; Council of Federated Organizations; David Dennis; Edwin King; Freedom Schools; Freedom Summer; Greenwood, Miss.; Head Start; Henry J. Kirksey; Holmes County; Jack Young; Jackson, Miss.; Jackson Movement; Jackson State University; Literacy Project; Mattie Dennis; NAACP; New Africa; Robert L.T. Smith; Roy Wilkins; Rust College; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; Tougaloo College

 

Derian, Pat, Democratic Party activist

1. Mississippi State University: John Stennis Oral History Collection

Transcript. Index.

Subjects: Aaron Henry; Child Development Group of Mississippi; Head Start; Henry J. Kirksey; Jackson, Miss.; John C. Stennis; Loyalist Democrats; Mississippi Action Program; Mississippians for Public Education; NAACP; Owen Cooper; school integration; Tom Levin

2. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Southern Politics Oral History Collection

Archive number: A105. Tape. Transcript.

 

Devine, Annie, leader, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party

1. Howard University: Ralph J. Bunche Oral History Collection

Archive number: DC28.132. 2 transcripts (49 pp. and 53 pp.).

Interviewed by Robert Wright on September 29, 1968

Subjects: Canton, Miss.; Canton Movement; Council of Federated Organizations; Council of Federated Organizations-problems with white activists; Democratic National Convention (1964); Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party

2. Mississippi Department of Archives and History: Anne Romaine's Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Oral History

Archive number: OH 81-08.2. Transcript (13 pp.). Not to be duplicated without permission of director, Archives and Library Division.

Interviewed by Anne and Howard Romaine on November 22, 1966

Subjects: Aaron Henry; Congress of Racial Equality; Council of Federated Organizations; Democratic National Convention (1964); Edwin King; Freedom Vote; James Farmer; Madison County; Madison County Movement; Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party; mock election campaign; NAACP; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; voter registration

Also in Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Change's Anne Romaine Papers, 1963-1969

3. Stanford University: Project South Oral History Program

Archive numbers: 0488 and 0489. 2 cassettes (3 sides). Transcript.

4. Tougaloo College: Thomas C. Dent Collection

Cassette (1 hr. 20 min.).

Interviewed by Thomas C. Dent on September 17, 1976

Subjects: Canton, Miss.

This interview is held jointly with the Amistad Center, located on the campus of Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Devoual, James

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette. Rough transcript; handwritten note at the top states that "there seem to be problems with this transcript "

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on July 28, 1992

Subjects: Alcorn State University; Charles Evers; Dan McCay; Deacons for Defense and Justice; Ku Klux Klan; NAACP; NAACP Youth Council; police harassment; Rudy Shields; school integration

 

Diller, Alma Jean, Negro, Indianola, Mississippi

Stanford University: Project South Oral History Program

Archive number: 9005. Cassette (1 side). Transcript.

Subjects: demonstrations; Jackson, Miss.; jail time

 

Dilworth, Lee, member, executive committee, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Aberdeen, Mississippi

Stanford University: Project South Oral History Program

Archive numbers: 0264-1 and 0265. 2 cassettes (3 sides). Transcript.

 

Dinkins, Nina

Madison County-Canton Public Library: Madison County Oral History Collection

Archive number: 032. 3 cassettes. Transcript (51 pp.). Includes a tape log.

Interviewed by Michael G. Trend on April 28, 1982

Subjects: private academies; school integration

 

Disharoon, Ben

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette. No transcript, only interviewer's notes.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on February 3, 1992

Subjects: civil rights-white sympathizers; Eugene E. Spencer; Ku Klux Klan

 

Dittmer, John, historian

Mississippi Department of Archives and History: Oral History Collection

OH 81-03. 1 reel-to-reel tape. Transcripts: verbatim; edited; final (41 pp.). Index. Photographs.

Interviewed on August 21, 1980

Subjects: A. Daniel Beittel; Aaron Henry; Anne Moody; black nationalism; Coming of Age in Mississippi; Congress of Racial Equality; Democratic National Convention (1964); Edwin King; Ernst Borinski; Fannie Lou Hamer; George Owens; Jackson, Miss.; Jackson State University; James Farmer; John F. Kennedy; Joyce Ladner; Larry Goodwyn; Lyndon B. Johnson; Martin Luther King Jr.; Millsaps College; Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party; rise of black nationalism; Robert L.T. Smith; Roy Wilkins; Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Stokely Carmichael; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; Tougaloo College

 

Dixon, John, retired mail carrier

Jackson State University: Recollections of the Civil Rights Movement

Archive number: OH 3.05a. 55 min. Tape difficult to understand. Transcript.

Interviewed by Mildred Williams on June 5, 1975

Subjects: Gladys Noel Bates; Medgar Evers; Ku Klux Klan; NAACP; social change

 

Dobbs, Carolyn

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette. Rough transcript; not verbatim. Certain restrictions may apply.

Interviewed by Aron Irby on June 29, 1992

Subjects: boycott of Claiborne County's white merchants; Claiborne County; Dusty Jackson shooting; economic boycotts; freedom of choice; racial violence; school integration; shootings

 

Doggett, Blanton, pastor, First Methodist Church, Greenwood; member of Mississippi Advisory Committee to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

Millsaps College: Oral History of Mississippi Contemporary Life and Viewpoint

Transcript (21 pp.). Restriction: for educational purposes, in academic situations

Interviewed by Gordon G. Henderson on August 12, 1965

Subjects: Civil Rights Act (1957); Civil Rights Act (1964); Greenville, Miss.; Greenwood, Miss.; integration of churches; Jackson, Miss.; James Meredith; McComb, Miss.; Methodist Church; Oxford, Miss.; role of churches in civil rights movement; Tupelo, Miss.; Tupelo Ministerial Association; U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; University of Mississippi-integration; University of Mississippi-James Meredith

 

Donald, Clarence

Jackson State University: Recollections of the Civil Rights Movement

Archive number: OH 3.03. 2 hrs. Transcript.

Interviewed by Samuel Cole on June 3, 1975

Subjects: Jackson, Miss.; Tougaloo College

 

Donaldson, Ivanhoe

Mississippi Department of Archives and History: Anne Romaine's Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Oral History

Archive number: OH 81-08.3. Transcript (12 pp.). Not to be duplicated without permission of director, Archives and Library Division.

Interviewed by Anne Romaine on March 23, 1967

Subjects: Aaron Henry; Council of Federated Organizations; Democratic National Convention (1964); Joseph Rauh; Mississippi Freedom

 

Donaldson, Ivanhoe, Charles Cobb, and Frank Smith

Southern Regional Council: Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

1 cassette. Transcript (36 pp.).

Interviewed by George King in May 1996

Subjects: Andrew Goodman; black power; Congress of Racial Equality; Council of Federated Organizations; Democratic Party; Dorie Ladner; Greenwood, Miss.; Hinds County; Hinds County jail; Jackson, Miss.; James Chaney; Jet; Ku Klux Klan; Martin Luther King Jr; Medgar Evers; Michael Schwerner; Millsaps College; Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party; Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission; Neshoba County; Philadelphia, Miss.; Philadelphia murders; Robert Moses; Roy Wilkins; Stokely Carmichael; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Council; Tougaloo College; University of Mississippi; White Citizens' Council

 

Donley, Bee, teacher

Mississippi Department of Archives and History: Murrah High School Oral History Project

Archive number: OHP 247. 1 cassette. Transcript (9 pp.).

Interviewed by Mary Powel Jabaley on March 12, 1978

Subjects: Jackson, Miss.; school integration; St. Andrews; white academies

 

Dorsey, Henrietta

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby June 22, 1992

 

Dorsey, James, minister

1. Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette.

Rough transcript; not verbatim.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on May 4-5, 1992

Subjects: Alcorn State University; Alcorn State University-state trooper intervention; Black Hats; boycott of Claiborne County's white merchants; Charles Evers; Charles Groves; Deacons for Defense and Justice; Ernest Jones; freedom of choice; J.D. Boyd; Ku Klux Klan; NAACP; Nathaniel Jones; Rudy Shields; school integration; segregation; White Citizens' Council; voter registration

2. Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette.

No transcript, only interviewer's notes.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on February 10, 1994

Subjects: boycott of Claiborne County's white merchants; Calvin Williams; Charles Evers; Deacons for Defense and Justice; Emerson Davis; H.O. Preston; Ku Klux Klan; Nathan Jones

3. Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette. Rough transcript; not verbatim.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on December 20, 1994

Subjects: boycott of Claiborne County's white merchants; Calvin Williams; Charles Evers

4. Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette. No transcript, only interviewer's notes.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on June 20, 1995

 

Dorsey, L. C.

1. Tougaloo College: Delta Oral History Project

Cassettes. Transcript (120 pp.). Closed until project is completed.

Interviewed by Owen Brooks and Jerry Ward on June 21, 1996

Subjects: adult education, Associated Communities of Bolivar County; Bolivar County; Charles Evers; Community Health Action; Drew, Miss.; Fannie Lou Hamer; Freedom Riders/Freedom Rides; Frogmoor; Mound Bayou, Miss.; NAACP; Owen Brooks; Poor People's Conference; segregation; Shelby, Miss; Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Sunflower County; Unita Blackwell; voter registration

2. Tougaloo College: Delta Oral History Project

Transcript (57 pp.). Closed until project is completed.

Interviewed by Owen Brooks, Kim Lacy Rogers, and Jerry Ward on July 18, 1997

Subjects: Delta Ministry; Head Start

 

Dortch, Richard, attorney

Mississippi Department of Archives and History: Murrah High School Oral History Project

Archive number: OHP 248. 1 cassette. Transcript (22 pp). Transcript has some blanks.

Interviewed by Vicki Sallis in March 1978

Subjects: Clinton, Miss.; Clinton Separate School District; desegregation; Hinds County; Jackson, Miss.; Jackson public schools; John Bell Williams; NAACP; school integration; Swann-Mecklenburg case; white student flight

 

Doss, Evan Jr.

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette. Transcript (23 pp.)

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on April 7, 1992

Subjects: Alcorn State University; Alcorn State University-state trooper intervention; biracial committee; boycott of Alcorn merchants; Charles Evers; Eugene E. Spencer; freedom of choice; J.D. Boyd; racial violence; Rudy Shields; school integration

 

Dotson, Mary Tyler

Tougaloo College: Delta Oral History Project

2 cassettes. Transcript (60 pp.). Closed until project is completed.

Interviewed by Kim Lacy Rogers and Owen Brooks on October 10, 1995

Subjects: black participation in the electoral process; boycott of Indianola's white merchants; Community Action Program; Charles Evers; Ku Klux Klan; church burnings; Dinky Brown murder; economic boycotts; Indianola, Miss.; NAACP; Nelson Dotson; racial violence; Rudy Shields; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

 

Douglas, Jimmie Lee

Tougaloo College: Delta Oral History Project

1 cassette. Closed until project is completed.

Interviewed by Kim Lacy Rogers on October 6, 1995

 

Drake, H. T.

Tougaloo College: Delta Oral History Project

2 cassettes. Closed until project is completed.

Interviewed by LaShanda Martin on December 2, 1995

 

Drexel, Warner, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party summer volunteer, Indianola, Mississippi

Stanford University: Project South Oral History Program

Archive number: 9000. Cassette (2 sides). Transcript.

 

Ducksworth, C.W. see Myers, Lena, J.B. Williams, and C.W. Ducksworth

 

Duckworth, C. J., educator, Mississippi Teachers Association

University of Southern Mississippi: Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Vol. 352. Transcript (72 pp.).

Interviewed by Michael Garvey and Charles Bolton on December 12, 1975, and January 23, 1991

Subjects: Anne Moody; black public schools; black teachers; Brown v. Board of Education; desegregation; Gladys Noel Bates; NAACP; school integration

 

Dukes, William F., attorney and FBI agent

University of Southern Mississippi: Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Vol. 40. Transcript (74 pp.).

Interviewed by Orley B. Caudill on January 23, 1973

Subjects: Biloxi, Miss.; Cecil Sessum; civil rights murders; FBI; James K. Dukes; Ku Klux Klan; Mack Charles Parker; McComb, Miss.; Pascagoula, Miss.; Philadelphia, Miss.; Philadelphia murders; Poplarville, Miss.; racial violence; Smith County; Vernon Dahmer

 

Dunaway, David L., educator

University of Southern Mississippi: Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Vol. 411. 3 cassette tapes. Transcript (68 pp.).

Interviewed by R. Wayne Pyle on March 21, 1981.

Subjects: busing; Greenville public schools; private schools; school desegregation

 

Duncanwood, Karen

Columbia University: Student Movements of the 1960s

Archive number: 1750. Transcript (127 pp.). Index. Permission required to cite and quote.

Interviewed by Ronald J. Grele and Bret Eynon on April 14, 1984

Subjects: bombings; Canton, Miss.; Congress of Racial Equality; Democratic Party; Fannie Lou Hamer; FBI; Freedom Schools; Freedom Summer training in Oxford, Ohio; Freedom House (Canton); Friends of SNCC; harassment; Jackson, Miss.; Michael Schwerner; Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party; National Student Association; Rita Schwerner; Robert Moses; segregation of white churches; Stokely Carmichael; White Citizens' Council

 

Dungee, Grant, college teacher

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette. No transcript, only interviewer's notes.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on February 1, 1994

Subjects: Alcorn State University

 

Durham, Odell, resident of Indianola, Mississippi

Tougaloo College: Delta Oral History Project

4 cassettes. Transcript (56 pp.). Closed until project is completed.

Interviewed by Kim Lacy Rogers on September 2, 1995

Subjects: Box Project; Durant, Miss.; Emmett Till; Head Start; Indianola, Miss.; Ku Klux Klan; lynchings; NAACP; racial violence; school integration; segregation; voter registration

 

Durr, Clifford and Virginia, civil rights activists

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library: The Lyndon Baines Johnson Oral History Collection

Transcript (92 pp.).

 

Durr, Virginia Foster, civil rights activist

Lyndon Baines Johnson Library: The Lyndon Baines Johnson Oral History Collection

Transcript (29 pp.).

 

Dye, Bradford J., state legislator, treasurer, and lieutenant governor

1. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Southern Politics Oral History Collection

Archive number: A106. Tape. Transcript.

2. University of Southern Mississippi: Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Vol. 467. 2 cassettes. Transcript (22 pp.).

Interviewed by Reid Derr on September 20, 1993

Subjects: Civil Rights Act (1964); Democratic National Convention (1964); James Meredith; John Doar; Justice Department; Paul B. Johnson Jr.; Robert F. Kennedy; Ross R. Barnett; legislation during civil rights movement; White Citizens' Council

 

Dyson, Hattie, staff writer, Jackson Daily News

Jackson State University: Recollections of the Civil Rights Movement

Archive number: OH 3.06. 15 min. Transcript.

Interviewed by Shirley Bracey

Subjects: black journalism; black publications; Jackson, Miss.; Jackson Daily News; Mississippi Enterprise; social change

 
 

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