Charles Dunagin was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. His father served in WW II, and his mother was a nurse who served as well. After graduating from Petal School District, Dunagin attended Ole Miss, then moved to McComb to pursue a life in the newspaper business. In Pike County, Dunagin worked for the Emmerich family who owned the Enterprise Journal. After the death of the editor, Dunagin became editor. Since retiring from the newspaper business, Dunagin has served on the school board for McComb schools. During his interview, Charles Dunagin describes from a reporter’s point of view race relations in McComb, local influential people, and events that went on in the 1960s.
Mr. Dunagin’s oral history, part one:
Part one of his oral history can also be viewed here.