Historic Eureka School (Under Renovation)305 E 6th St.
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
In September 1921, with W.H. Jones as its Principal, Eureka School opened its doors as the second brick school built for African American students in the state of Mississippi. Eureka epitomized the importance of education in the African American community and was its cherished centerpiece. In 2018, a historic renovation of the school was completed and Hattiesburg was re-introduced to the beautiful Mississippi Landmark in its former glory.
Work is underway to create and install a museum within the Historic Eureka School to chronicle African American heritage and culture and the Civil Rights Movement, particularly highlighting the activities of Freedom Summer 1964.