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Wade, Benjamin A., printer, Greenville, Mississippi

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

Archive number: OH 79-01.146. 1 cassette. Transcripts: verbatim edited, final (11 pp). Index.

Interviewed by Daisy M. Greene on March 1, 1978

Subjects: Greenville, Miss.

 

Waide, Jaques, teacher

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

Archive number: OHP 406.06. Cassette.

Interviewed by Alec C. Valentine on July 21, 1983

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

 

Walker, George Henry Sr.

1. Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette. Rough transcript; not verbatim.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on June 24, 1992

Subjects: Alcorn State University; The Black Times; boycott of Claiborne County's white merchants; Calvin Williams; Charles Evers; Claiborne County; Dan McCay; Deacons for Defense and Justice; FBI; Freedom Summer; integration of white churches; James Hudson; Ku Klux Klan; NAACP; police harassment; J.D. Boyd racial violence; Eugene E. Spencer; Rudy Shields; "Twenty-one Demands"; voter registration; White Citizens' Council

2. Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette. Rough transcript; not verbatim.

Interviewed by Emily Crosby on February 16, 1994

Subjects: Alexander Collins; Charles Evers; Deacons for Defense and Justice; Dusty Jackson shooting; Leland Cole Jr.; Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission; NAACP; racial violence; shootings

 

Walker, Margaret see Alexander, Margaret Walker

 

Walker, Jonnie Mae, field secretary, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Stanford University: Project South Oral History Program

Archive number: 0481. Cassette (2 sides). Transcript.

 

Walker, Marjorie Hood, teacher

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

Archive number: OHP 262. 1 cassette. Unedited transcript.

Interviewed by Tim Gilmore

Subjects: Jackson, Miss.; Jackson public schools; school integration

 

Wallace, William, co-chairman, Greenwood Movement and member, Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Howard University: Ralph J. Bunche Oral History Collection

Archive number: DC28.459. Transcript (35 pp.).

Interviewed by Robert Wright on August 7, 1968

Subjects: boycott of Greenwood's white merchants; economic boycotts; Greenwood, Miss.; Greenwood Movement; "militant but nonviolent" philosophy

 

Walls, Eddie Jr.

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette. Rough transcript; not verbatim.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on June 24, 1992

Subjects: Alcorn State University; boycott of Claiborne County's white merchants; Charles Evers; Claiborne County; NAACP; segregation

 

Walton, Terry, teacher

Jackson State University: Recollections of the Civil Rights Movement

Archive number: OH 11.19. 30 min.

Interviewed by Bertha Howard

Subjects: Canton, Miss.; Canton Public High School; James Meredith; University of Mississippi-integration; University of Mississippi-James Meredith

 

Warner, Julius

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette. Rough transcript; not verbatim.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on June 29, 1992

Subjects: Alcorn State University; Alcorn State University-state trooper intervention; boycott of Claiborne County's white merchants; Charles Evers; Claiborne County; Deacons for Defense and Justice; economic boycotts; Emerson Davis; Freedom Summer; Ku Klux Klan; merchants; racial violence; Rudy Shields; school integration; segregation of public accommodations

 

Warren, Earl G., Chief Justice, U.S. supreme court, 1953-1969.

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

Transcript (36 pp.).

 

Washington, George Sr.

Tougaloo College: Delta Oral History Project

1 cassette. Closed until project is completed.

Interviewed by Kim Lacy Rogers and Owen Brooks on January 25, 1996

 

Washington, Rosie

Tougaloo College: Civil Rights Documentation Project

1 DAT tape. Transcript (19 pp.)

Interviewed by Worth Long on April 2, 2000.

Subjects: mass meetings; desegregating the public schools; violence to children; Dr. Martin Luther King; nonviolence; arrested as a minor; Parchman Penitentiary; mule train

 

Washington, Will O.

Tougaloo College: Civil Rights Documentation Project

1 DAT tape. Transcript (32 pp.)

Interviewed by Worth Long on April 2, 2000.

Subjects: inequities in education; Meredith March; rally on the courthouse square in Grenada; SCLC; testing public accommodations; arrest; desegregating the Little Widget; Parchman Penitentiary; Dr. Martin Luther King; Bell Flower Church; Moe Lester; mule train; Jasper Neely; Rosie Washington; Henry Peacock; voting; military service

 

Watkins, Hollis, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee field secretary, Mississippi, 1961-1965

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

Archive number: DC28.464. Transcript (45 pp.).

Interviewed by Robert Wright on August 5, 1968

Subjects: Child Development Group of Mississippi; civil rights organizations-relationships and rivalries; direct action; Freedom Vote; Marion Barry; Medgar Evers; NAACP; Robert Moses; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; voter registration

2. Jackson State University: Recollections of the Civil Rights Movement

Archive number: OH 90.01. 65 min. Tape difficult to understand. Interviewed by Alferdteen Harrison on February 5, 1990

Subjects: Head Start

3. Jackson State University: Recollections of the Civil Rights Movement

Archive number: OH 90.02. 30 min. Tape difficult to understand. Interviewed by Alferdteen Harrison and class on February 19, 1990.

Subjects: Head Start

4. Mississippi Department of Archives and History: Oral History Collection

Archive number: OPH 387. Reel-to-reel tape. Transcript: draft (40 pp.).

Interviewed by John Dittmer and John Jones on July 28, 1981

Subjects: Amzie Moore; Billy Jack Caston; Brenda Travis; Charles Cobb; Charles McDew; Curtis Hayes; Freedom Summer; Greenville, Miss.; Greenwood, Miss.; Hattiesburg, Miss.; Holmes County; Jimmy Travis; Lawrence Guyot; Liberty, Miss.; Marion Barry; McComb, Miss.; Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party; Robert Moses; Robert Zellner; role of music in the civil rights movement; Sam Block; sit-ins; Stokely Carmichael; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; Summit, Miss.; Theron Lynd; Vernon Dahmer; Voter Education Project; voter registration; Walthall County; Willie Peacock

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

Archive number: 001. 1 cassette. Transcript (14 pp.). Includes index.

Interviewed by Worth W. Long on April 26, 1983

Subjects: Annie Devine; Council of Federated Organizations; Curtis Hayes; Freedom Riders/Freedom Rides; Jackson, Miss.; Jackson Movement; John Hardy; Marion Barry; Martin Luther King Jr.; McComb, Miss.; McComb High School walk-out; Medgar Evers; Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party; NAACP; Pike County; Pike County Direct Action; racial violence; Reggie Robinson; Robert L.T. Smith; Robert Moses; Sam Bailey; segregation of public accommodations; sit-ins; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; Victoria Gray; Woolworth sit-in (Jackson)

6. Tougaloo College: Thomas C. Dent Collection

Cassette (1 hr.).

Interviewed by Thomas C. Dent on November 3, 1979

Subjects: demonstrations; Martin Luther King Jr.; McComb, Miss.; voter registration

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

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

Vol. 670. 4 cassettes. Transcript (58 pp.).

Interviewed by John Rachal on October 23, 29, and 30, 1996

Subjects: Amite County; Amzie Moore; Annell Ponder; black power; bombings; Canton, Miss.; Citizenship Education Program; Curtis Hayes; Democratic National Convention (1964); demonstrations; Ella Baker; Forrest County; Forrest County NAACP; Freedom Riders/Freedom Rides; Freedom Schools; Freedom Summer; Greenwood, Miss.; Hartman Turnbow; Herbert Lee; Holmes County Project; John Ball; Marion Barry; Martin Luther King Jr.; Mattie Bivens Dennis; McComb, Miss.; McComb High School walk-out; Medgar Evers; Michael Schwerner; Mileston, Miss.; Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party; NAACP; Ozelle Mitchell; Pike County; Pike County Nonviolent Direct Action Committee; racial violence; J.D. Russell; Robert Moses; role of music in the civil rights movement; Sheriff Andrew Smith; sit-ins; Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; Theron Lynd; Vernon Dahmer; Victoria Gray; voter registration; Walthall County; Winona, Miss.

 

Watson, Gladys J.

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette. No transcript, only interviewer's notes.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on February 4, 1994

Subjects: Alcorn State University; Alcorn State University-state trooper intervention; Black Hats; boycott of Claiborne County's white merchants; Charles Evers; Claiborne County; economic boycotts; racial violence

 

Webb, Dolly Marguerite Thompson

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on May 12, 1992

 

Weeks, Christopher, involved with the War on Poverty, 1960s.

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

Two transcripts (79 pp. and 53 pp.).

 

Weems, John Smith

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

Archive number: OHP 263. 1 cassette. Unedited transcript.

Interviewed by Tricia Freeman

Subjects: Jackson, Miss.; Jackson public schools; school integration

 

Weems, Ralph, parent of private school student

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

Archive number: OHP 406.02. Cassette.

Interviewed by Alec C. Valentine

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

 

Wells, Katie

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on June 27, 1996

 

Wells, Linda

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on March 19, 1992

 

Wells, Mitchell, dentist

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

Archive number: 064. 2 cassettes. Transcript (56 pp.).

Interviewed by Michael G. Trend on August 25, 1982

Subjects: boycott of Canton's white merchants; Canton, Miss.; economic boycotts; Jackson, Miss.; James Meredith; Martin Luther King Jr.; Meredith March; racial violence; segregation of health services; White Citizens' Council

 

Wells, Thelma Crowder

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette. Rough transcript; not verbatim

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on April 7, 1992

Subjects: boycott of Claiborne County's white merchants; Mississippi Action Program; NAACP; Rudy Shields; voter registration

 

Wesley, John Daniel

Tougaloo College: Civil Rights Documentation Project

1 cassette tape. Transcript (18 pp.)

Interviewed by Harriet Tanzman on October 16, 1999.

Subjects: World War II; voter registration; SNCC; Greenwood; poll tax; reprisals for registering to vote; Mileston Cooperative; public school integration; burning of the Tchula school; Robert Clark; Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS); Abe Osheroff


West, Mattie, Head Start worker

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette. No transcript, only interviewer's notes.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on July 1, 1996

Subjects: boycott of Claiborne County's white merchants; freedom of choice; economic boycotts; Head Start; NAACP; school integration

 

West, Phillip

University of Southern Mississippi: Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Vol. 629. 3 cassettes. Transcript (61 pp.).

Interviewed by R. Wayne Pyle on September 18, 1980

Subjects: Aaron Henry; Adams County; Alcorn State University; American Civil Liberties Union; Amzie Moore; Armstrong Tire and Rubber Company, Natchez; Ben Chester Whitehead; Bennie Thompson; black participation in the electoral process; Charles Evers; Clarksdale, Miss.; Council of Federated Organizations; Democratic Party; Fannie Lou Hamer; George Hardin; Henry Kirksey; Jefferson County; John F. Kennedy; Ku Klux Klan; Martin Luther King Jr.; Medgar Evers; Minnie Ripley; Mississippi Highway Patrol; NAACP; Natchez, Miss.; racial violence; Robert Johnson; Sadie V. Thompson High School; Stokely Carmichael; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; Tupelo, Miss.; Unita Blackwell; voter registration

 

Whipps, Mary Nell, secretary, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Jackson State University: Recollections of the Civil Rights Movement

Archive number: OH 76.03. 30 min. Transcript.

Interviewed by Patricia Bracey on May 27, 1976

Subjects: Voter registration

 

Whisenton, Mary

Jackson State University: Recollections of the Civil Rights Movement

Archive number: OH 88.24. 60 min. Tape difficult to understand.

Interviewed by J.F. McRee

Subjects: Canton, Miss.

 

Whisenton, Sam

Jackson State University: Recollections of the Civil Rights Movement

Archive number: OH 88.26. 40 min. Tape difficult to understand.

Interviewed by J.F. McRee on December 11, 1988

Subjects: Canton, Miss.

 

White, Bernice, teacher, Indianola

Tougaloo College: Delta Oral History Project

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

Interviewed by Kim Lacy Rogers on August 21, 1995

Subjects: Council of Federated Organizations; Clinton Battle; Freedom Riders/Freedom Rides; John Huff; racial violence; school integration; voter registration; War on Poverty; White Citizens' Council

 

White, David, optometrist

Jackson State University: A Neighborhood Discovery: Farish Street District

Archive number: OH 81.45. Transcript (10 pp.).

Interviewed by Alferdteen Harrison on September 15, 1981

Subjects: Farish Street district, Jackson, Miss.; Medgar Evers; NAACP

 

White, Dorsey

Tougaloo College: Delta Oral History Project

1 cassette. Closed until project is completed.

Interviewed by Kim Lacy Rogers and Owen Brooks on October 18, 1995

 

White, F.A.

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on March 12, 1992

 

White, Laverne, businesswoman

Jackson State University: A Neighborhood Discovery: Farish Street District

Archive number: OH 78.13. Transcript (7 pp.).

Interviewed by Linda McLaurin on June 19, 1978

Subjects: Freedom marches; integration; Jackson, Miss.

 

White racist, Greenwood, Mississippi

Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Change: James Forman Collection

Archive number: 234. Reel-to-reel tape (about 10 min.). Tape in excellent condition.

Interviewed in August 1965

Subjects: Biblical rationalization for discrimination and racial violence; John F. Kennedy; National Council of Churches; resentment of outside agitators

 

Wiesenburg, Karl, attorney

Transcript (55 pp.)

Interviewed by Gordon G. Henderson on June 11, 1965

Subjects: James Meredith; Mississippi Democratic Party; Mississippi Republican Party; nullification; Pascagoula, Miss.; Robert B. Patterson; Ross R. Barnett; University of Mississippi-James Meredith; Voting Rights Act; White Citizens' Council

 

Wilkins, Roy, executive director, NAACP, 1965-77

1. John F. Kennedy Library: John Fitzgerald Kennedy Oral History Collection, 1964-1983

Transcript (29 pp.).

Interviewed in 1964

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

Transcript (24 pp.).

Copy in John F. Kennedy Library's John Fitzgerald Kennedy Oral History Collection

 

Williams, Beatrice

Jackson State University: Recollections of the Civil Rights Movement

Archive number: OH 11.11. Tape inaudible.

Interviewed by Kattie Sullivan on June 2, 1977

Subjects: integration; race relations, role of churches in the civil rights movement

 

Williams, Calvin Jr.

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette. No transcript, only interviewer's notes.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on February 2, 1994

Subjects: Alcorn State University; freedom of choice; school integration

 

Williams, Cleveland, president, Panola County Farmer's Co-op

Stanford University: Project South Oral History Program

Archive number: 0254-1. Cassette (2 sides). Transcript.

 

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

 

Williams, John Bell

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

Archive number: A117. Tape. Transcript.

 

Williams, Jewell, Head Start worker, Canton, Madison County

1. Tougaloo College: Delta Oral History Project

2 cassettes. Transcript (78 pp.). Closed until project is completed.

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

Subjects: C.O. Chinn; Congress of Racial Equality; George Raymond; James Meredith; Meredith March; NAACP; racial violence

2. Tougaloo College: Delta Oral History Project

2 cassettes. Transcript (87 pp.). Closed until project is completed.

Interviewed by Rodney Crump, Kim Lacy Rogers, and Jerry Ward

Subjects: Canton, Miss.; Head Start

 

Williams, Kenneth O., Mississippi legislator and member of the State Sovereignty Commission

University of Southern Mississippi: Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Vol. 470. 2 cassette tapes. Transcript (39 pp.).

Interviewed by Yasuhiro Katagiri on October 13, 1993

Subjects: Democratic National Convention (1960); Democratic National Convention (1964); Democratic National Convention (1968); John Bell Williams; Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission; Paul B. Johnson Jr.; White Citizens' Council

 

Williams, Norma, physical education teacher

Tougaloo College: Delta Oral History Project

1 cassette. Closed until project is completed.

Interviewed by Kimberly Crosby on November 10, 1995

 

Williams, Richard, director of day care center in Madison County

Mary Holmes College Oral History Project: Sharecropper Papers

Archive number: OH ta/ts 83-330 v.14. Reel-to-reel tape. Transcript (19 pp.).

Interviewed by Alvin Thomas on May 7, 1970

Subjects: Election of white candidates in black districts; Head Start

 

Williams, Robert L.

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on August 3, 1992

 

Williams, Sollea

Tougaloo College: Delta Oral History Project

2 cassettes. Closed until project is completed.

Interviewed by Kim Lacy Rogers on August 21, 1995

 

Williams, Tommie Lee Sr.

Tougaloo College: Civil Rights Documentation Project

1 cassette tape. Transcript (23 pp.)

Interviewed by Don Williams on August 20, 1999.

Subjects: World War II; working in a defense plant; Concerned Citizens for Education; voter registration; Voter's League; Council of Federated Organizations; harassment; canvassing for school integration; school integration

 

Willis, Ruth

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette. Rough transcript; not verbatim

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby

Subjects: boycott of Claiborne County's white merchants; freedom of choice; school integration

 

Willis, Velma, educator

Jackson State University: Recollections of the Civil Rights Movement

Archive number: OH 77.04. No transcript.

Interviewed by Rickey Jones on March 12, 1977

Subjects: race relations

 

Wilson, Rachel

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on June 29, 1992

 

Wilson, Willie

Mississippi Cultural Crossroads: No Easy Journey

Cassette.

Interviewed by Emilye Crosby on May 26, 1992

 

Winter, William, state politician

1. Mississippi State University: John Stennis Oral History Collection

Transcript. Index.

Subjects: James P. Coleman; John C. Stennis; White Citizens' Council

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

Archive number: A256. Tape.

 

Winyard, Fred, businessman and Freedom Summer volunteer

University of Southern Mississippi: Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Title: Freedom Summer Interviews

Vol. 626. 1 cassette. Transcript (pp. 149-168).

Interviewed by John Rachal on October 21, 1995

Subjects: Aaron Henry; Clarksdale, Miss.; Congress of Racial Equality; demonstrations; Freedom Libraries; Freedom Riders/Freedom Rides; Freedom Schools; Freedom Summer; Gandhian nonviolence; Holly Springs, Miss.; I've Got the Light of Freedom; Ivanhoe Donaldson; sit-ins; Stokely Carmichael; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

 

Wise, Stanley

Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Change: Martin Luther King Jr. Oral History Collection

Archive number: 98 and 99. Cassette. Cassette not available at time of site visit.

Interviewed by R. Brasch on April 10, 1982

 

Wofford, Harris Llewellyns, special assistant to the President Kennedy for civil rights, 1961-62

John F. Kennedy Library: John Fitzgerald Kennedy Oral History Collection, 1964-1983

Transcript (158 pp.).

Interviewed in 1965 and 1969

 

Woodley, Willie T.

Tougaloo College: Delta Oral History Project

1 cassette. Closed until project is completed.

Interviewed by Kim Lacy Rogers and Owen Brooks on February 12, 1996

 

Wright, Amos, deputy superintendent, Jackson public schools

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

Archive number: OHP 264. 1 cassette. Transcript.

Subjects: Jackson, Miss.; Jackson public schools; school integration

 

Wright, Robert E., Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee field worker

Howard University: Ralph J. Bunche Oral History Collection

Archive number: DC28.482. Transcript (71 pp.).

Interviewed by John Britton on July 28, 1968

Subjects: Freedom Summer; James Forman; Robert Moses; Stokely Carmichael; Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee; Timothy Jenkins

 

Wroten, Joseph E., state politician and attorney

1. Mississippi State University: John Stennis Oral History Collection

Transcript. Index.

Subjects: Brown v. Board of Education; Erle Johnston; Greenville, Miss.; Hodding Carter Jr.; John C. Stennis; Karl Weisenberg; Loyalist Democrats; massive resistance; Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party; Mississippi legislature; Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission

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

Vol. 476. 2 cassettes. Transcript (47 pp.).

Interviewed by Yasuhiro Katagiri on November 4, 1993

Subjects: Brown v. Board of Education; Delta-Democrat Times; Freedom Summer; Greenville, Miss.; Hodding Carter III; Indianola, Miss.; James Meredith; James P. Coleman; Karl Wiesenburg; Ku Klux Klan; Methodist Church; Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission; NAACP; Neshoba County; Philadelphia, Miss.; Philadelphia murders; Robert F. Kennedy; Ross R. Barnett; Sunflower County; University of Mississippi--James Meredith; Washington County

 
 

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