William Harrison Jones was a lifelong proponent of education and opportunities for quality education in the African American community. Jones used his platform at an event in the early 1900s to discuss the state of African American schools which resulted in the funding of Eureka High School – the first high school in Hattiesburg for African American students.
Freddie “Mr. Empire” Trotter is a local entertainer that moved to Las Vegas after attaining success in Mississippi. He has performed all over the world nationally and internationally using his stage name, Freddie Empire.