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Mississippi Moments, a weekly radio program airing on Mississippi Public Broadcasting, is a partnership between the University of Southern Mississippi Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage, the Mississippi Humanities Council, and MPB.

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    • 4.6, 21 Ratings

Mississippi Moments, a weekly radio program airing on Mississippi Public Broadcasting, is a partnership between the University of Southern Mississippi Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage, the Mississippi Humanities Council, and MPB.

    Gov. Ross Barnett - Diehard Segregationist

    Gov. Ross Barnett - Diehard Segregationist

    During his tenure as governor, Barnett worked to bring jobs to Mississippi. But his views as an unrepentant segregationist have rightfully defined his place in history.
    When James Meredith was allowed to enroll at Ole’ Miss in 1962, President Kennedy sent in troops to enforce the court’s ruling. Barnett recalls his secret negotiations with the Kennedy Administration.

    Caution: this episode of Mississippi Moments contains racially derogatory language.
    PHOTO: Wikipedia

    • 10 min
    Charles Evers - Civil, Political, and Economic Rights

    Charles Evers - Civil, Political, and Economic Rights

    In 1971, Charles Evers, brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, became the first black Mississippian to run for governor in modern times. That same year he was interview by the COHCH.
    In this episode, Evers recalls how a white lady named Mrs. Paine became like a second mother to him and Medgar. He discusses how his life in Chicago was interrupted by Medgar’s death and how he tried to share his brother’s fate and his decision to go into politics. CAUTION: CONTAINS RACIALLY EXPLICIT LANGUAGE.

    • 10 min
    Malcolm White - Music Promotion and Cultural Tourism

    Malcolm White - Music Promotion and Cultural Tourism

    Malcolm White became interested in the local music scene as a student at Booneville High School. In this episode, he remembers his early career booking bands and managing music venues in Hattiesburg and Jackson. In 1985, White opened Jackson’s largest music venue, Hal and Mal’s. He recalls the wide variety of bands that played there and how casinos affected their business. He also discusses becoming director of the Mississippi Arts Commission and how the Mississippi Blues Trail promotes cultural tourism

    • 21 min
    Charlie Odom - WWII Motor Pool Sergeant

    Charlie Odom - WWII Motor Pool Sergeant

    Charlie Odom of Gulfport recalls learning to operate heavy equipment as part of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
    During WWII, Odom was a motor pool sergeant, hauling men and materials to the front lines. He discusses his service in the European and Pacific theaters. After the war ended, Odom spent six months serving in Yokohama, Japan, as part of the occupying force. He remembers befriending several of the Japanese soldiers assigned to his motor pool.

    • 11 min
    Robert Darville, Jr. - McComb's Classic Downtown Eateries

    Robert Darville, Jr. - McComb's Classic Downtown Eateries

    Robert Darville, of McComb, grew up working in his father’s café during WWII. In this episode, he explains what made the hamburgers at the old Taste and Sip Shop so special. He also discusses some of the town’s classic eateries of the 1940s and 50s.

    After serving in the Korean War, Darville opened a drive-in restaurant with his father and uncle. He recalls how many of their customers ate the same lunch every day, year after year.

    • 10 min
    Ruth Colter - Natchez During Wartime

    Ruth Colter - Natchez During Wartime

    Ruth Colter attended school in Natchez from the first grade through high school during the 1930s. In this episode, she shares her memories of those days and life in Natchez during WWII.

    During the war, thousands of young men from across the country came to Mississippi for basic training. Colter recalls how the Military Maids assisted these new recruits. She explains how she and her friends still managed to shop and socialize despite wartime shortages.

    PHOTO: Camp Shelby Military Museum

    • 13 min

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