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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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);
East 6th Street USO Club Marker image. Click for full size.
June 5, 2018
2. East 6th Street USO Club Marker
Old Hattiesburg High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); McLeod House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pittman Park (approx. half a mile away); Forrest County Confederate Monument (approx. half a mile away); William Harris Hardy (approx. 0.6 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.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 7, 2018.
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