picture of inspiring African Americans of Hattiesburg

Black History Month Schedule of Events



February 2, 11 a.m. – Celebrating the Second Installation of Faces of Eureka on Mobile Street
Eureka School, 410 E. 6th Street

This event will feature the addition of seven Eureka students to the banner exhibition. Former mayor of Hattiesburg, Dr. Johnny Dupree will be featured. Kate Dearman, photographer for this project, is a Hattiesburg native who now resides in Nashville, TN will speak during the program.  Jeff Lacher, president of  Community Bank will also speak during the program.  Light refreshments will be served.

February 10 and 17, 10:00 a.m. – Storytime with a Soldier
African American Military History Museum, 305 E. 6th Street

A military veteran will read a themed book highlighting an inspiring African American to children ages Pre-K through 3rd grade.  Students will also tour the museum.  Reservations for this event are required. Click to register.

February 23, 4:30 p.m. – Special Unveiling
Sixth Street Museum Distric

February 24, 11:00 a.m. – Celebrating the Life of Mr. Alvin Eaton
African American Military History Museum, 305 E. 6th Street

Alvin Eaton left behind a legacy of service to his country and community.  Eaton was a United States Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War.  He was also a leader in the restoration of the East Sixth Street USO, now home to the African American Military History Museum.  He served the Hattiesburg Community through his career at both WDAM and the City of Hattiesburg, and through his involvement with the Boy Scouts of America, Forrest County NAACP and the Hattiesburg Chamber of Commerce.  Refreshments will be served.

Special tours of Sixth Street Museum attractions are available for groups.  Please call 601-450-1942 to book your reservation.

Community Bank is a sponsor of the Sixth Street Museum District’s Black History Month Programming.


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