Each day, Clio connects thousands of people to nearby culture and history. Our website and mobile app are free for everyone and designed to make it easy to discover cultural and historical sites throughout the United States. You can search for nearby sites, take a walking tour, create your own itinerary, or simply go for a walk or drive and let Clio show you nearby sites using our mobile app. Clio is non-profit and free for everyone thanks to the support of people like you. Donations are tax- deductible! Click here to learn more!
R. E. Hunt Museum & Cultural Center
It was more than 50 years ago, in the late 1950's when R. E. Hunt opened its doors and became a haven for educating thousands of African American students during a time when segregation and racism plagued our society. Following this era in history and school integration in 1971. R. E. Hunt remained a viable educational asset to all students in Columbus, MS as the school transitioned operationally as a high school, junior high, elementary and intermediate school unit until it closed in 2011.
Today R. E. Hunt is a historic landmaark in the state of Mississippi and is being preserved as a museum and cultural center on the orginal site, whereby it will be opened to the public and equipped to show the history of education in Columbus.
Columbus, MS 39705
This entry has been viewed 331 times within the past year