Harrison County

Wade-in remembered during Preservation in May event

This week's Preservation in May program in Biloxi on Thursday is a memorial and tribute ceremony to those who participated in the Wade-in.

The Roll Call: Biloxi Wade-in Memorial & Tribute Ceremony begins at 5 p.m. at Frank Gruich Community Center, 591 Howard Ave.

The program will recalls the men, women and children who stood up for equality in Biloxi the late 1950s and '60s and fought to desegregate the beach. The program will feature presentations by former Gov. William Winters, other dignitaries and witnesses to the protests. Hancock Bank will make a presentation to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

A reception will follow the program.

Next Thursday's program is a walking tour of East Howard Avenue.