Annie Parris McGee & Charlie Hales

Annie Parris McGee

Annie McGee was the first female African American police officer of the City of Hattiesburg. She rose to the rank of Captain and retired after 28 years of service.

Charlie Hales

“Charlie Boy” Hales, a local businessman, purchased school buses to provide transportation for African American students that did not have transport to school. In addition, he provided charter transport to other activities such as church events, boy scouts and special events across the state among others.