THE BLACK HISTORY GALLERY WELCOMES YOU
The Site For Investigation, Knowledge, and Study!
PICTURES, BOOKS, CHARTS
The saying goes, "a picture is worth a thousand words." In this context, the Black History Gallery has PLENTY to say. Obscure and one of a kind photos are on display. The local author section of books provide a native perspective about the community that may help visitors understand the perspective of the region through the words of local writers. Artwork of locals are also on display to help capture the complexities and layers of our community. The Black History Gallery has many charts that capture connections of the African Diaspora.
Documentation is a very important piece in providing historical context. The Black History Gallery has an immense collection of primary source documents. The Black History Gallery houses numerous newspaper articles, photos, school yearbooks, magazines, and more. This Black History Gallery is the most extensive of historical collection, Black History or otherwise, in the Southwest Mississippi region.
INVENTIONS BY AFRICAN AMERICANS
From possibilities to patents. We have a legacy of brilliance that spans the spectrum of ingenuity. Benjamin Banneker, Sarah Goode, Charles Brooke, George F. Grant, Charles Drew, and so many others. The list is truly extensive. During your visit to the Black History Gallery, take the time to watch the documentary on this subject and explore the contributions of black innovators of the past and present.
POSITIVE INVOLVEMENT OF LOCAL CITIZENS
Since the very beginning of the incorporation of McComb, our influence has etched an indelible legacy. Commerce, the Arts, Academia, Leadership, and almost every other facet of life continue to be positively impacted by our contributions. The Black History Gallery displays numerous documents, photos, and additional information that highlight the journeys and achievements of these extraordinary local citizens.
LOCAL, STATE, & NATIONAL CELEBRITIES
There's no shortage of individuals with national and even international acclaim that have roots in McComb and the surrounding areas. Natives such as Bo Diddly and Vasti Jackson have carried their "Mississippi Blues" around the globe. The Black History Gallery proudly displays these sons of McComb and many, many others who have made and continue to steal the show in the celebrity arena.
"The lack of knowledge is darker than night, not to know is bad; not to wish to know is worse."
Get in touch with Black History Gallery to learn more about our work and how you can get involved. Donations are accepted during gallery visits. To donate otherwise, contact the director.
Operating Hours M-F 12 pm to 4 pm
819 Wall Street
Mccomb, Ms. 39648