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At the Mobile Street Renaissance Festival in downtown Hattiesburg, attendees gather outside Mac’s Café, a soul-food restaurant that is among just a handful of businesses that still operate in the historic black business district. At the height of Mobile Street’s glory days, it was the home
of Williams Cab Co., a long-defunct taxi service company. Photo by Ashton Pittman

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