Remembering MLK’s visit to Hattiesburg
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By Kyra Lampley
Published: Jan. 16, 2023 at 8:59 PM CST
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) “Everything had to be done in secret,” said Forrest County NAACP Chapter President Clarence Magee.
Magee is describing the way King had to enter the city. With tensions high, He said it was not safe for King to travel in daylight.
“When he left, leaving here, I know the family who drove him away, and that was done in secret.”
Mt. Zion Baptist Church hosted freedom school in 1964 as a part of Freedom Summer. It is listed as the number 11 stop on the Freedom Summer Trail Audio Tour of Hattiesburg.
The tour highlights key events during Hattiesburg’s civil rights.
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