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Mississippi Moments Podcast

After fifty years, we've heard it all. From the horrors of war to the struggle for civil rights, Mississippians have shared their stories with us. The writers, the soldiers, the activists, the musicians, the politicians, the comedians, the teachers, the farmers, the sharecroppers, the survivors, the winners, the losers, the haves, and the have-nots. They've all entrusted us with their memories, by the thousands. You like stories? We've got stories. After fifty years, we've heard it all.
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Now displaying: March, 2009
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.

Mar 25, 2009
MS Moments 55 Hurricane Katrina AftermathLamar Gray of Gulfport, Elizabeth Brewton of Vancleave, and John Mason of St. Martin reflect on the impact of the storm.
Mar 25, 2009
MS Moments 54 Hurricane Katrina SurvivalJohn Mason of St. Martin and Barry Jones of Gulfport describe their narrow escape as Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast.
Mar 25, 2009
MS Moments 7 Biloxi Beach Wade-Ins - Dr. Gilbert Mason

Dr. Gilbert Mason remembers efforts in 1960 and 1963 to integrate Biloxi beaches.

Mar 25, 2009
MS Moments 29 Fannie Lou HamerFannie Lou Hamer speaks about her involvement with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and advocacy for African American voting rights in Mississippi. (photo of Ms. Hamer holding sign)
Mar 25, 2009
MS Moments 176 MS Legislative Black Caucus - Alyce G. ClarkeState representative Alyce Griffin Clarke relates her experiences as the first African American female legislator in Mississippi. 
Mar 25, 2009
MS Moments 172 Artist Walter Anderson's later lifeMary Anderson Pickard and William Anderson, children of famed Gulf Coast artist Walter Anderson, recall their father's demeanor and his admiration for ecology. (self-portrait of Walter Anderson)
Mar 25, 2009
MS Moments 171 Artist Walter Anderson's early lifeJohn G. Anderson and Leif Anderson, children of famed Gulf Coast artist Walter Anderson, remember their father's devotion to the Gulf Coast. (photo of Walter Anderson with one of his pots, 1934)
Mar 25, 2009
MS Moments 167 Sharecropping and the Great MigrationLounett Gore remembers sharecropping and the great migration during World War I.
Mar 24, 2009
MS Moments 139 White Citizens CouncilWilliam J. Simmons, M.W. Hamilton, and Erle Johnston recall both the influence and organizational faults of the White Citizens Council in Mississippi.  (photo of White Citizens Council operative on right with camera at voting site)
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