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Hattiesburg in the Present

  • Sandra E. Adickes

Abstract

When I drove north from the New Orleans International Airport in the spring of 2004, I was mindful of the great contrast between the smooth, four-lane highway and the fear-inducing, densely wooded, two-lane road of 1964. I left Highway 59 to enter Hattiesburg on the crest of a hill dividing Lamar County from Forrest County and descended into a Hattiesburg I did not recognize; it had become a mid-sized city of 43 square miles with a population of close to 45,000 people, of whom 49.3 per cent were white, 47.3 per cent were black (significantly above the state average); and 1.4 per cent were Hispanic. In the year 2000, the median age of residents was 27.1 years; the median income was $24,409 and the median house value was $66,100, all below the state average. Seventy-nine and one tenth per cent had high school educations or higher; 28.9 per cent had bachelor’s degrees and 11.5 per cent had graduate or professional degrees.1

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Private Tutoring Adequate Yearly Progress Church Building Freedom School Dramatic Reading 
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