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This was one of the earliest medical facilities to serve African-Americans. White doctors treated African-Americans and other minorities.
In 1862, a contraband camp was built at Corinth to house escaped slaves seeking refuge with the Union Army. The 600-acre camp had a successful working farm, church, commissary, hospital, school and housing area. As many as 6000 people resided here.
Dilworth's Tamales, one of the defining businesses in the Black community, opened its current location in 1962. Dilworth's has been featured in Southern Living magazine.
c. 1946. Barber shop, shoe shine parlor and beauty shop are vintage 1940s.
The Eureka School was one of the first schoolhouses built for African Americans in Mississippi. Currently under construction, this museum will highlight the Civil Rights Movement, specifically Freedom Summer 1964.
c. 1851. Built by Robert D. Smith, a free African-American who operated a carriage service in historic Natchez. Once operated as an inn by Portuguese merchant Jose Bontura.
After a fire destroyed the original building, the lodge was rebuilt by a black mason from Holly Springs, MS. The building served the community in several ways, but was best known as a safe haven for racial injustice, and encouragement.
One of the oldest historically African-American churches in the area. Although it was rebuilt in 1921, church records precede turn-of-the-20th century.
The Freedom Summer Trail is a compilation of historic sites of Freedom Summer 1964 and the Civil Rights Movement in Hattiesburg. The tour begins at the Hattiesburg Visitors Center. Maps and audio tours are available to guide you with narratives describing the significance of each site.
Frisby Park was named for Dr. Noble R. Frisby, a prominent local African-American physician.
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