"The guy that was interviewing told me I was too little."

Dee Dickson remembers trying to get a job as a shipyard electrician in the 1970s.
Recorded in Biloxi, Mississippi
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Dee Dickson remembers trying to get a job as a shipyard electrician in the 1970s.
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Recorded in Biloxi, Mississippi
Produced by
Jasmyn Belcher

Facilitated by
Elizabeth Straight

In Partnership with
the Natural Resources Defense Council

Themes
Struggle
Work

"He had no sense of humor especially about himself."

Judge Joe Pigott tells his wife, Lorraine, about his step-grandfather's reaction to a famous radio broadcast in 1938.
Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi
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Judge Joe Pigott tells his wife, Lorraine, about his step-grandfather's reaction to a famous radio broadcast in 1938.
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Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi
Produced by
Nadia Reiman & Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Alex Wright

In Partnership with
Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Themes
Growing Up
Witness

"If somebody was coming down the road, they were either coming to see us or they were lost."

Lucky Osborne tells his wife, Debi, about growing up with his grandparents in rural Mississippi.
Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi
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Lucky Osborne tells his wife, Debi, about growing up with his grandparents in rural Mississippi.
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Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi
Produced by
Katie Simon

Facilitated by
Nick Pumilia

Themes
Growing Up

"When I was in high school I was afraid of you..."

Master quilter Geraldine Nash (R) talks to her former math teacher, Gustina Atlas, who is now her quilting student, about their friendship.
Recorded in Port Gibson, Mississippi
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Master quilter Geraldine Nash (R) talks to her former math teacher, Gustina Atlas, who is now her quilting student, about ...
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Produced by
Selly Thiam

Facilitated by
Steven Thrasher

Themes
Friendship
Griot
Work

"The first flight I had was an early morning flight..."

Dorothy Hayes tells her son, Keys, about being an airline stewardess in the 1940s.
Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi
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Dorothy Hayes tells her son, Keys, about being an airline stewardess in the 1940s.
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Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi
Produced by


Facilitated by
Nick Pumilia

Themes
Work

"Mom and Dad drove that Model T truck loaded to the hilt..."

Evelyn Palmour and her sister, Doreene McCoy, remember moving to Oklahoma during the Depression.
Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi
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Evelyn Palmour and her sister, Doreene McCoy, remember moving to Oklahoma during the Depression.
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Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi
Produced by


Facilitated by
Alexandria Wright

Themes
Growing Up

"He said, 'Well, Judge, I'm disappointed in you...'"

Judge Joe Pigott tells his wife, Lorraine, about Willie Earl "Pip" Dow, a man he sentenced many times.
Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi
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Judge Joe Pigott tells his wife, Lorraine, about Willie Earl "Pip" Dow, a man he sentenced many times.
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Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi
Produced by
Michael Garofalo

Facilitated by
Alexandria Wright

Themes
Friendship
Work

"We considered this just another storm..."

Douglas P. deSilvey talks about losing his wife, daughter, mother-in-law, and father-in-law in Hurricane Katrina.
Recorded in Gulfport, Mississippi
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Douglas P. deSilvey talks about losing his wife, daughter, mother-in-law, and father-in-law in Hurricane Katrina.
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Recorded in Gulfport, Mississippi
Produced by


Facilitated by
Nick Yulman

Themes
Hurricane Katrina

"The first day was the craziest."

Newspaper reporter Joshua Norman tells girlfriend, Rachel Leifer, about reporting on Hurricane Katrina.
Recorded in Gulfport, Mississippi
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Newspaper reporter Joshua Norman tells girlfriend, Rachel Leifer, about reporting on Hurricane Katrina.
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Recorded in Gulfport, Mississippi
Produced by


Facilitated by
Nick Yulman

Themes
Hurricane Katrina