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Mississippi Moments Podcast

These are the stories of our people in their own words. From sharecroppers to governors, the veterans, artists, writers, musicians, leaders, followers, all those who call Mississippi home. Since 1971 we've collected their memories. The technology has changed, but our mission remains the same: to preserve those wonderful stories. Listen to Mississippi Moments Monday through Friday. at 12:30pm on MPB think radio.
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Mar 31, 2009
MS Moments 24 Discrimination Toward African American WWII VeteransLanier Phillips and Lee Spearman recall blatant discrimination back home after returning from military service in World War II.
Mar 31, 2009
MS Moments 2 Segregation and the Ku Klux KlanAfrican American Lee Spearman recalls an unexpected ride with the KKK during the days of segregation.
Mar 31, 2009
MS Moments 12 Musician Jimmie Rogers

Sister-in-law Elsie McWilliams remembers the legendary father of country music, Jimmie Rogers.

Mar 31, 2009
MS Moments 27 Comedian Jerry ClowerComedian Jerry Clower muses about growing up in rural Mississippi and entering show business.
Mar 31, 2009
MS Moments 162 Vietnamese American

Vietnamese American Dat Duong relates the difficulties of growing up in Vietnam as a mixed-race child of the enemy.

Mar 31, 2009
MS Moments 138 SNCC [Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee]Sandra Adickes, Unita Blackwell, and Fannie Lou Hamer relate their experiences forging a new path as civil rights activists for SNCC in Mississippi.
Mar 31, 2009
MS Moments 147 The Hobo ExperienceClem Maples and William Redd share their experiences during the Great Depression when jobless men nicknamed "hoboes" rode the rails in search of work.
Mar 30, 2009
MS Moments 1 Gulf Coast GamblingGulf Coast residents Vincent Creel, Roland Weeks, and George Schloegel discuss the pros and cons of legalized riverboat gambling.
Mar 30, 2009
MS Moments 25 Teddy Bear Hunting TaleAuthor Minor Ferris Buchanan sheds light on Theodore Roosevelt's famous black bear hunt in the Mississippi Delta.
Mar 30, 2009
MS Moments 11 Freedom Riders

Fred Clark Sr. describes the experiences of those who attempted to integrate interstate bus travel in 1961. (photo of Mr. Clark)

Mar 30, 2009
MS Moments 18 American POWs

World War II veteran Lloyd Smith and Vietnam veteran Thomas Collins III remember the brutality of life during captivity.

Mar 30, 2009
MS Moments 23 Emmett TillAmzie Moore and Florence Mars relate the tension in Mississippi in 1955 surrounding the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till and the subsequent trial.
Mar 30, 2009
MS Moments 170 Lost Boys of Sudan

Long Beach resident David bul Garang recalls fleeing war as a young boy in his native Southern Sudan, then immigrating to Mississippi after years in a refugee camp. 

Mar 26, 2009
MS Moments 30 James Meredith Reflections from Fred Clark, William Joel Blass, and James Meredith himself on testing the laws of integration at Ole Miss in 1962.
Mar 26, 2009
MS Moments 21 School DesegregationReuben Anderson and Ernestine Talbert recall the resistance to school integration in the early 1970s and the challenges it posed for African American students.
Mar 26, 2009
MS Moments 17 ProhibitionJimmy Swan, J.P. Coleman, and Thomas McNeese reminisce about Mississippi's prohibition days.
Mar 26, 2009
MS Moments 82 Civil rights activist Medgar EversCharles Evers, Aaron Henry, and Claude Ramsey remember the courageous life and tragic death of Medgar Evers, first field secretary of the Mississippi NAACP. 
Mar 26, 2009
MS Moments 79  Freedom SummerRims Barber, R. Jess Brown, and Aaron Henry recall the Freedom Summer volunteer effort in 1964 to assist African Americans in registering to vote.
Mar 26, 2009
MS Moments 15 World War IVeterans Henry Eason, Jesse Broadus, and Julian Feibelman recall the meager training, gas attacks, and novelty of Europe in the First World War.
Mar 26, 2009
MS Moments 125 World War II Pacific TheaterVeterans Julius Chambliss, George Thornton, and Samuel Abbott describe the challenges and horrors of fighting Japanese forces in the Pacific.
Mar 26, 2009
MS Moments 86 Vietnam WarVietnam veterans Richard Murchison, John Young, and Thomas Collins III relate their impressions of war as young soldiers in a far away place. (photo of Sergeant John Young in Vietnam, 1967 - on left)
Mar 26, 2009
MS Moments 126 World War II European TheaterWorld War II veterans William Pace, Patrick Carr, and Gen. Elmo Bell each recall personal experiences of the war, from the Normandy invasion to the Battle of the Bulge.
Mar 26, 2009
MS Moments 94 Blues MusicMississippi musicians Wakefield "Big Moody" Coney, Sam Chapman, and Melvin Stacks share their feelings about the blues. (photo of Big Moody Coney)
Mar 26, 2009
MS Moments 28 Pascagoula UFO Abduction

Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker describe their encounter with a UFO while they were fishing near the Pascagoula River in 1973.

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