Vassie Patton & Helen Curtis

Vassie Patton

Vassie Patton was a medical professional and civil rights activist. Her role as a midwife made her special to the community. In addition to midwifery, she provided at-home healthcare prior to African Americans having access to hospitals and clinics.

Helen Curtis

Helen Curtis was a vibrant neighborhood advocate, an excellent teacher, and worked extensively in civil rights matters.  She served as a key member of the NAACP in Forrest County.