Juneteenth

Gulfport City-Wide Juneteenth Celebration

Due to severe weather last weekend, the Juneteenth celebration in Gulfport was postponed, but the event will take place tomorrow at the Isaiah Fredricks Community Center. Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated to…

Juneteenth Pop-Up Shop in Moss Point

President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, establishing June 19th as a federal holiday. Tons of local businesses gathered at Pelican Landing in Moss Point for the…

Juneteenth celebration in Biloxi

While Friday may have officially been Juneteenth, Biloxi residents celebrated the holiday Saturday afternoon at John Henry Beck Park. Anyone could come participate in the festivities including free hot dogs, a water slide, and a presentation of General Order no.…

Moss Point celebrating Juneteenth Saturday

Across the Coast, there are many events on the calendar this weekend. The City of Moss Point is getting ready to host its largest Juneteenth celebration yet on Saturday, a unity march followed by a celebration of black culture in…

Moss Point prepares for Juneteenth celebration

The City of Moss Point is getting ready to host its largest Juneteenth celebration yet on Saturday. Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of all slaves in America. While Juneteenth officially falls on a Friday, this year Moss Point will recognize the…

The history of Juneteenth

June 19th, more commonly known as Juneteenth, is the oldest known commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. It’s a time to celebrate and remember those who suffered through the tyranny of the Confederacy during that era.…

Freedom Festival in Jackson County

We are just one day away from the first ever Jackson County Freedom Festival. Thanks to the organization CORE, a celebration in honor of Juneteenth will be held Saturday, June 15th at the Gautier City Park from 12 to 4…

153rd anniversary of Juneteenth

Today marks the 153rd anniversary of the official end to slavery in America, also known as Juneteenth. On this day, Major General Gordon went to Galveston, Texas to alert the community President Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves two years earlier.…

The history of Juneteenth

Juneteenth, a hybrid of June and Nineteenth, celebrates the emancipation of all slaves and the official end to slavery in America. While the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect January 1st, 1863 it took a while for all the states to…