The 1964 Freedom Summer Trail and Audio Tour is a program of VisitHATTIESBURG.
VisitHATTIESBURG is the is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the City of Hattiesburg. Created to promote the Greater Hattiesburg Area and its tourism industry to potential visitors, the mission of VisitHATTIESBURG is to increase overnight bookings for both leisure and corporate travel with the ultimate goal of growing the economic impact of these visitors on the local economy. By marketing Hattiesburg’s local hotel, dining, attraction, and shopping options, VisitHBURG has successfully tripled the city’s tourism industry since being established in 1990, making HBURG the third most visited city in Mississippi.
For more information on the Hattiesburg Tourism Commission or to plan your trip to Hattiesburg, explore VisitHBURG.org.
As a historical project, VisitHattiesburg compliled information from a number of sources, including online, oral histories, and local partners. Below is a list of sources and partners who contributed.
- Sandra Adickes
- Umoja Kwanguvu
- Daisy Harris Wade
- Charles Davis
- Historical Photos: McCain Library & Archives
- Present Day Photos: VisitHBURG & Jesse Johnson Photography
- Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
- Mississippi Civil Rights Trail
- US Civil Rights Trail
- Mississippi Blues Trail: Hi- Hat Club
- COFO Documents (Listed on St. Paul UMC ): Freedom Day Planning
Audio & Video Production
Audio Tour Narrators
Narrator: Cameron Rackley
Larry Blackman: Kensley Keys
Ellie Dammer: Cythina Rackley
Raylawni Branch: Alyece Loyd
Peggy Jean Connor: Beverly Hopson
Pastor James Cameron: Demyus Martin
Cheryl Outlaw: Lois Donald
Doris Gaines: Jonella McGowan
Jeanette Smith: April Jackson
Lillie Easton: Kiara Brown