Betty Wilson Moore, Victoria Gray Adams & David Wynn

Betty Wilson Moore

Betty Moore was a longtime school teacher at W.H. Jones Elementary. She was instrumental in the youth division at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. In 1968, she became one of the charter members of the Theta Sigma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Victoria Gray Adams

Victoria Gray Adams was a civil rights activist and community leader from Palmer’s Crossing. She was a leader in the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and a founding member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Gray was the first woman to run for national office in Mississippi.

David Wynn

David Wynn served a Colonel in the United States Army National Guard. Later, he would work at the Mississippi Highway Patrol where he retired with the rank of Major. Wynn was appointed to Police Chief for the City of Hattiesburg in 2001. He was the first African American to be appointed to this position and remained in this role until 2007. After his serving as Police Chief, Wynn accepted a position as Security Director at TSA Homeland Security.