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

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.

Oral Histories

Provided by The University of Southern Mississippi's University Libraries and Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage

  • Sandra Adickes
  • Umoja Kwanguvu
  • Daisy Harris Wade
  • Charles Davis


Online Sources

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