Ruth Howze Abrams & Nathaniel R. Burger

Ruth Howze Abrams

Ruth Howze Abrams, a Hattiesburg Public School District elementary teacher, was a community piano teacher for over 30 years. In addition, she served as the music director for Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. All who took lessons from her remember…”we always start with the scales.”

Nathaniel R. Burger

Nathaniel R. “N.R.” Burger, a graduate of Eureka High School in 1928, was a well-respected educator and community leader. He served as principal at Eureka, Royal Street and Rowan High Schools for many years. In addition, he established South Mississippi’s first Boy Scouts troop for African Americans.