African American Military History Museum

Looking for a hotel room near The African American Military History Museum?  Look no further! The African American Military History Museum is just over 3 miles from Hotel Indigo Hattiesburg.  This museum tells the story of African-American soldiers from the Hattiesburg area who served their country since the Spanish-American War. The museum is located at Camp Shelby in a building that was built by volunteers as a club for African-American soldiers in 1942. The building is a Mississippi Landmark and is on the Register of Historic Places. Some of the most significant names whose lives are highlighted in the museum are America's first black aviator Jesse Leroy Brown and nurse Ruth Bailey Earl, WWII WAC. It is today the only still existing USO museum built specifically for African-American soldiers. Address: 305 E 6th St, Hattiesburg, MS 39401, Phone: 601-450-1942 


(African American Military History Museum Website)

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