Black History Month Program designed for the youth in Biloxi

A program was held inside the community center on Howard Avenue in Biloxi to wrap up Black History Month.

Ms. Frances Lurvern Gines, a 91-year-old lifelong Biloxi resident, shared her personal experience of past racial oppression with the audience. She was one of the many speakers for tonight’s program.

The program was specifically designed for the youth. Organizers hope remembering the past will help these future leaders continue eliminating prejudice against race. Ward 2 Councilman Felix Gines said, “They need to understand what our forefathers went through and for the present day, what we have done and what we are doing now, especially for the future. They need to understand what we went through so they can create that path for themselves.”

During the program, the Second Liner Mardi Gras Club accepted a $5,000 donation from an anonymous donor.

The club provides wholesome community and outreach activities in Biloxi. Many club members assist in civic causes throughout the year.

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