Tornado shutters black history museum


Our beloved African American Military History Museum suffered significant damage as a result of the tornado that passed through Hattiesburg on Sunday, February 10. Due to the extent of the damage suffered by the Museum, the Museum will be closed until further notice.
As the only surviving USO built exclusively for African American soldiers that remains in the United States, the Museum is a cultural and historic landmark, as well as, a place of pride for many in the Pine Belt. Artifacts from that Museum have been recovered, and the preservation process has already begun knowing that the intent is to rebuild the Museum and once again to fulfill an important need in our community. 

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