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“THE UNKNOWN STORY OF OUR COUNTRY'S PATRIOTS FROM CIVIL WAR TO IRAQ”

African American Military History Museum
Ranked #8 of 25 things to do in Hattiesburg
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Military History Museum focusing on Hattiesburg area African American Soldiers who have served in the US Military since Spanish American War. Includes Jesse Leroy Brown, America's first black naval aviator, and Ruth Bailey Earl, WWII WAC, nurse and patriotic icon. Open Wednesday through Friday 10am - 4pm. Saturday 12am - 4pm. No Admission Fee.
Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

This small but powerful museum is located in the neighborhood where some of our nation's unsung military men and women once lived, went to school, and played!
Many historical buildings and homes weren't preserved, which is typical here in our country. However, through donations of oral/visual "artifacts " of the local descendants of these brave people, a museum was created, burned down, then restored through numerous transformations and uses.
The 'very proud local youths' who narrated and led the tour were so excited and knowledgeable to orate about the local heroes/heroines that willingly served in the military in spite of the lack of respect here in their own country.
I am greatly moved, educated, and proud of this hidden, historically important part of our Americans of African descent, especially the ones highlighted at this local, Hattiesburg supported museum.
Our thanks to you, Hattiesburg, Miss.

7  Thank LDIANA P
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

This small but concentrated museum shows the little known truths about the unsung heroes and veterans and their roles in our wars and military actions. The lobby presents a life size replica of a typical USO provided to our service men and women overseas.

6  Thank Tonita777
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

The museum was well laid out and paid a wonderful tribute to African American contributions to the armed forces. They were just recovering from a tornado that hit the museum last year. The cost was free.

6  Thank Melodycthomas
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

The African American Military History Museum is a wonderful place to visit in the City of Hattiesburg. You will find a wealth of information.

4  Thank Melissa C
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Reviewed 17 December 2012

I have been to the AAMM a couple of times. It is a very impressive museum filled with incredible information about African American military personnel. I learned a lot about their contribution throughout America's military history. Many of the exhibits are interactive, as well.

5  Thank Patricia C
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