Hangar at Miss. Navy base named for Hattiesburg native Jesse L. Brown

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Some may have heard his name or seen it on buildings and displays throughout Hattiesburg. Some may have seen his face on the mural at Memorial Park, but many don’t know the man behind the name Jesse L. Brown.

A Hattiesburg native, Brown was the country’s first Black Naval aviator. He worked hard to educate himself and work his way through college so he could qualify for the aviation…

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