Located in the former residence of William Dakota and Adrienne Combs Webb, the home was donated to the city Corinth in 1990. Adrienne Combs Webb (1896-1987) was the daughter of J. B. Combs, principal of the Colored School. The African-American couple’s home was renovated and used as a shelter for families who experienced tragic losses. In 2003, the process of turning the home into a museum was set in motion. The museum’s goals are to identify, preserve, house, and promote historic properties and artifacts that reflect African American heritage, as well as tell the stories of black experiences in Corinth and the surrounding community. Exhibits include religion, education, and civil rights displays, in addition to personal collections of patrons.
“About Corinth,” Corinth Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, http://www.corinth.net/about.htm.
“Immerse Yourself in Our History: Black History Museum of Corinth,” Corinth Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, http://www.corinth.net/BlackHistoryMuseum.htm.
Turner Publishing Company, Alcorn County, Mississippi: 1870-2002, November 25, 2002.