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Behind the Big House program & tour

April 19 - April 23
Holly Springs , MS United States

Behind the Big House: Preserving the Histories and Architecture of Slavery is an educational program initiated by Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs, Inc. held in conjunction with the Annual Pilgrimage that explores the area’s rare extant inventory of structures related to slavery. Now in its fourth season, the tour has garnered rave reviews for Read More >

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Ongoing
Free

Icons of Statehood comes to Winona

April 19 @ 10:00 am - April 27 @ 5:00 pm
Winona- Montgomery County Public Library, 115 N Quitman St
Winona, MS 38967 United States

On December 10, 1817, Mississippi became the nation's twentieth state. Starting in 2016 a new traveling exhibit featuring Mississippi's first constitution and the first U.S. flag to include a star for the new state will tour the state to celebrate the approaching bicentennial. The project will partner with nine local institutions across the state to Read More >

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5:30 pm
No Cost

“Wade In Witness” Remembrance Program and Roll Call

April 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Gruich Community Center, 591 Howard Ave
Biloxi , MS

Fifty-Seven years ago, Biloxi's beaches were restricted to white persons only. In 1960, local African American residents led by physician, Dr. Gilbert Mason, Sr., waded into the waters of the Mississippi Sound, to challenge the beach segregation, triggering a riot by white residents. Federal officials intervened with litigation that desegregated the beach. To commemorate the Read More >

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