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Mississippi Moments Podcast

Since 1971, the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage has been preserving the memories of Mississippians from all walks of life. Our collection of over 4,000 interviews and counting has proven an invaluable resource for teachers, writers, researchers, and museums. While our collection has a recognized strength in the history of the civil rights movement and veterans' histories, the Center has collected broadly. The topics covered within the collection encompass the breadth of the state’s history.   Mississippi Moments began in early 2005 as a weekly series of radio spots broadcast statewide on Mississippi Public Broadcasting with funding provided by the Mississippi Humanities Council. Each episode features stories gleaned from hours of research, edited for time and clarity and narrated by Mississippi broadcast veteran, Bill Ellison. These stories range in topic and tone, but war stories and the struggle for civil rights receive the most attention. MSMO is not a History series. History frequently comes along for the ride, but Story drives the narrative. In 2009, the Mississippi Moments Podcast was launched as a way to make past and future episodes available online and searchable by subject. The podcast format allows us to greatly expand on the broadcast version and bonus content is a given. So give us a listen. With over 600 episodes available and new ones added each month, you are certain to find some amazing, moving stories about the diverse and colorful people who call Mississippi home.
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Now displaying: September, 2009
Sep 30, 2009
After the Civil War, the lands of many Mississippi Plantations were farmed by share croppers.  Alonzo “Duck” Irving of Natchez recalls growing up on such a plantation.
Sep 23, 2009
Today, modern supermarkets offer convenient one-stop grocery shopping.  But, Ruth Colter of Natchez recalls the days of street vendors and small corner grocery stores.
Sep 16, 2009

For thousands of troops during World War II, their journey began with a trip to Mississippi for training.  Ruth Colter of Natchez remembers helping to entertain those young men. As a member of the service group Military Maids, Colter helped to organize local dances for the troops.

Sep 9, 2009
Long-time Natchez resident Henrietta "Lou" Mallory worked in the downtown area for over 45 years.  She discusses the changing face of Natchez through such topics as the introduction of fast food and gaming.  She also expresses her love of the city and hopes for the future.
Sep 3, 2009
Long-time Natchez resident Henrietta "Lou" Mallory recounts the events that brought her to Natchez in the late 1940s.  She also reflects on 45 years as the owner of Lou's Tailor Shop and the love she feels for her adopted city.
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