Dr. Charles E. Smith graduated from Meharry Medical College in 1957 and began his practice of medicine in Hattiesburg in 1958. He was one of the founders for the Francis Street Apartments. Smith served as president of the Forrest County Chapter of the NAACP from 1967 – 1972 and was an active member until his death in 1986.
Harold Jackson is a former NFL wide receiver and football coach. Jackson graduated from Rowan High School and attended Jackson State University before being drafted by the Los Angeles Rams. His football career includes seven NFL teams as a player and 12 teams as a coach, both collegiate and professional.