Daisy Harris Wade was a graduate of Eureka High School. Wade was a civil rights and community leader. She was known for housing fellow activists in the local civil rights movement and during Mississippi Freedom Summer (1964). She served as secretary for WDAM-TV, WORV Radio, and the Forrest County branch of the NAACP while also committing herself to office work for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), Forrest County Action Committee (FCAC).
Rev. John Cameron is a native of Hattiesburg and a graduate of Springfield Vocational High School, Class of 1951. He is a pioneer, leader and civil rights worker known for working on voter registration campaigns with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He served as Director of the Hattiesburg Minister’s Project and was the first African American to run for Congress in Mississippi’s 5th Congressional District since Reconstruction. He served as Pastor of Sweet Pilgrim Baptist Church in Hattiesburg and currently serves as Pastor of Greater Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Jackson, MS for 52+ years.