Hub museum continues Black History Month programs - WDAM - TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports

Hub museum continues Black History Month programs

Posted: Updated:
Restoration has begun on the back wall of the historic, African-American Military History Museum. Restoration has begun on the back wall of the historic, African-American Military History Museum.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A Hattiesburg museum continued its commemoration of Black History Month by hosting a special presentation detailing the life of former secretary of state Colin Powell. The African-American Military History Museum aired a documentary on Powell's life Saturday morning.

It was part of a month-long tribute to veterans of the Gulf War. Powell was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during that conflict.

Next Saturday, a local Gulf War veteran will speak about his experiences. And the following weekend, the special programs conclude with a presenation from another Gulf War vet.

"It's very important that we hear from these veterans, because they get to tell us their side of the story, what it was like for them when they went, what it was like when they came home," said LaToya Norman, general manager of the African-American Military History Museum.

Also, a long-awaited restoration of the back wall of the historic museum has begun. It should be finished in a couple of weeks.

Copyright 2013 WDAM. All rights reserved.

 

  • LOCALLOCALMore>>

  • Two teenagers charged with murdering a Moselle man

    Two teenagers charged with murdering a Moselle man

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-08-29 00:04:37 GMT
    According to the Jones County Sheriff's Department, two 17-year-olds have been charged with murder for the death of Timothy Brian Williamson, 44. Deputies received a call Wednesday night about a fightMore >>
    According to the Jones County Sheriff's Department, two 17-year olds have been charged with murder for the death of Timothy Brian Williamson, 44.More >>
  • Cold case contingency request granted

    Cold case contingency request granted

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:44:25 GMT
    Nearly two decades have passed since Kimberly Rowell was murdered. Recently, the attorney general's office has requested to revisit the cold case and it was granted. Rowell was murdered in 1993 in MarionMore >>
    Nearly two decades have passed since Kimberly Rowell was murdered. Recently, the attorney general's office has requested to revisit the cold case and it was granted.More >>
  • Hattiesburg, Laurel mayors smack talk before "Little Brown Jug" game

    Hattiesburg, Laurel mayors smack talk before "Little Brown Jug" game

    Thursday, August 28 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-08-28 23:24:42 GMT
    Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree and Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee have a verbal throw-down about the upcoming Hattiesburg Tigers v. Laurel Tornadoes game this Friday. DuPree: "Well, I think it means moreMore >>
    Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree and Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee have a verbal throw-down about the upcoming Hattiesburg Tigers v. Laurel Tornadoes game this Friday.More >>