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Hattiesburg in Forrest County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

East 6th Street USO Club

 
 
East 6th Street USO Club Marker image. Click for full size.
June 5, 2018
1. East 6th Street USO Club Marker
Inscription.  The East 6th Street USO Club was built in early 1942 under the umbrella of the United Services Organization (USO). This T-shaped, wood-frame building included an auditorium, stage, lobby, restrooms, dressing rooms, and meeting rooms. Built for the recreational use of African American military personnel during World War II training at Camp Shelby, The East 6th Street USO Club was reopened as the African American Military History Museum in 2009.
 
Erected 2010 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 31° 20.064′ N, 89° 17.558′ W. Marker is in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in Forrest County. Marker is on East Sixth Street west of New Orleans Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 East Sixth Street, Hattiesburg MS 39401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
East 6th Street USO Club Marker image. Click for full size.
June 5, 2018
2. East 6th Street USO Club Marker
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. Eureka School (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Paul Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roots of Rock and Roll (approx. 0.2 miles away); Taking our Rightful Place in History / We Honor These 15 Brave Men Who Filed The Voting Rights Case (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rev. W.D. Ridgeway (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Bench By The Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); J.B. Woods Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Hattiesburg High School (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hattiesburg.
 
Also see . . .  African American Military Museum. (Submitted on June 7, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2018.

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