civil rights

The Roll Call: Biloxi Wade-In Memorial

A memorial ceremony is taking place in Biloxi to pay tribute to survivors of the Biloxi Beach wade-in Civil Rights protests. News 25’s Kendra Turley joins us from the Gruich Community Center with an inside look.

The City Hosting Civil Rights Program

The City of Biloxi is remembering the men, women and children who stood up for civil rights on Biloxi beach in the mid-1900s. The May preservation series continues tonight. Paying a tribute to those who fought to desegregate the beach…

City of Biloxi Hosting Civil Rights Program

The City of Biloxi is remembering the men, women and children who stood up for Civil Rights on Biloxi Beach in the late 1900's. The May Preservation Series continues, this week paying a tribute to those who fought to desegregate…

Congress Honors Selma Marchers

On Wednesday civil rights activists "Reverend Frederick Reese" and representative "John Lewis" accepted congress' highest civilian honor. They received the congressional gold medal on behalf of all of the foot soldiers who took part in the 1965 voting rights marches…

Sixth Annual Bloody Sunday March in Selma, Alabama

Imagine taking the same footsteps as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did back in 1965 at the iconic march in Selma, Alabama. Over 50 Moss Point High School students and residents are making that dream a reality thanks to the…

Rosa Parks' Birthday

An icon of the Civil Rights Movement would have been 103-years-old today. Rosa Parks’ legacy was honored with an exhibit at Troy University in Montgomery. The museum offered free tours and  special performances. Parks’ historic act of civil disobedience when she…

Black History Month Locals: James Crowell

News 25 focuses on one of south Mississippi's own, James Crowell, President of the Gulf Coast chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (N.A.A.C.P.)