Military is the theme of Black History Program

The City of Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department, along with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and East Biloxi Community Collaborative, will host the annual Black History Month Program on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m.

The free affair, taking place at the Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Ave., has a military theme this year with speakers and table top photo displays.  Dortothy Roberts McEwen, daughter of the late Retired Colonel Larence E. Roberts, will speak on her father’s service and experiences as a Tuskegee Airman and Chief Master Sergeant Christopher C. Moore will speak about his service and experiences at Keesler Air Force Base. 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the presentations begin at 6 p.m.  Food will also be provided buffet style with red beans and rice, baked chicken, green beans, salad and cake.

The Black History Month Program is held annually in February and includes diverse festivities through the celebration of the history and contributions of African Americans to the American life.
See the program flyer