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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
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