Barnes, Ariel


"Mrs. Ariel Barnes was born in Forest, Mississippi. When Mrs. Barnes was two weeks old, her father's occupation as a blacksmith brought her family to Hattiesburg. She was the second of five children. During her first-grade through tenth-grade years, she attended Hattiesburg schools, but she finished her public school education in Chattanooga, Tennessee, when she went to live there with her mother's sister. She attended Alcorn University where she earned a degree enabling her to teach school. She taught at Rowan in Hattiesburg. Additionally she worked at the Hattiesburg Library's branch on Sixth Street."--

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