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Oseola McCarty House Museum

Sixth Street Museum District
        Hattiesburg, MS 39401

The late washerwoman Oseola McCarty scrimped and saved to leave an educational legacy for future generations. She died in 1999 at 91 and left around $150,000 to The University of Southern Mississippi through a trust she established from her savings to be used for scholarships for students needing financial assistance. The home she lived in is now a museum in the Sixth Street Museum District.