Colored School, Nichols, Perkins, OMS alumni gather this weekend

Former students of four Biloxi schools will gather this weekend to celebrate what Dr. Gilbert R. Mason Jr. calls a grand recognition of rich African-American experiences in Biloxi.

The reunion weekend is a time for former students to mark the historic legacies of all classes of Biloxi Colored School, M.F. Nichols High School, A. E. Perkins Elementary School, and Our Mother of Sorrows Catholic School, said Mason, who attended Perkins and Nichols in Grades 1-8.

Added Mason in noting the significance of the weekend: “Although all of the events are sold out, and people just learning of it may be disappointed at not being able to attend, I hope our citizenry will appreciate this grand recognition of rich African-American life experiences in Biloxi.”