The Roots of Community project has collected several oral history interviews with former users of segregated Carnegie libraries. The first four of these interviews are posted below. Each transcript begins with the interview’s date and a brief biography of the interviewee. Audio versions of all interviews will be available by Spring 2019 and will also be added the University of Southern Mississippi’s online digital collections.

These oral histories are the property of the Roots of Community project at the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Library and Information Science. They have been published here for private use and/or research purposes only. Except for the quotation of brief excerpts in published research, no transcripts may be reproduced in any form, in part or in whole, without written permission from the Project Director. Please call (601) 266-4228 for more information.

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Submissions from 2017

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Oral History with Houston A. Baker, Matthew R. Griffis

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Oral History with Karen Edwards-Hunter, Matthew R. Griffis

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Oral History with Maxine Turner, Matthew R. Griffis

Submissions from 2016

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Oral History with Jerome Wilson, Matthew R. Griffis