Honoring a historic landmark in Bay St. Louis
Some Mississippians spent tonight soaking up history in Bay St. Louis.
Hancock County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting of an African-American landmark: The 100 Men Hall.
Following the ribbon cutting, the Silver Slipper Casino sponsored a concert with two-time Grammy-nominated Blues Master Cedric Burnside. One hundred sixty people turned out for the music, food, and history.
Organizer Rachel Dangermond says it is important to know the history in your own backyard. “It’s one of the few standing buildings on the Mississippi Blues Trail and it’s a very important place here in Bay St. Louis. We are always trying to find an event that would make it stand out more where people can see and hear about the story of the 100 Men Hall.”
The next event for the 100 Men’s Hall is in December to continue the celebration of blues and history.