East Biloxi historical public meeting set for Thursday

A public meeting is set for Thursday to receive input on the African-American commercial district in east Biloxi.

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Our Mother of Sorrows School, 800 Division Street, the public is invited to share information on recently identified buildings for local historic preservation. 

“Public comments provide context for a building,” Historic Administrator Bill Raymond said.  “And that information helps us to have a baseline of the history of Biloxi’s cultural heritage and historic structures.”

The Thursday evening meeting is the second public meeting held concerning the African-American resource survey, a survey which has been funded with the assistance of a matching grant-in-aid from the National Park Service of the US Department of the Interior, through the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, under provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.