Program to focus on African-American legacies at Keesler

A Black History Month program later this month will focus on African-American military and civilian legacies at Keesler.

The program, which will be held Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. at the Biloxi Civic Center, also will include a segment on the Tuskegee Airmen.

Then on Sunday at 3 p.m. HBO’s 1995 movie “The Tuskegee Airmen” will be shown for free at the Saenger Theater. An hour before the movie, theatergoers will have a chance to ask questions of members of the Lawrence E. Roberts Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen.

The program is co-sponsored by Negrotto’s Galley, the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, the Lawrence E. Roberts Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, the Second Liners Mardi Gras Club of Biloxi, the city, and the Keesler Air Force Base African American-Heritage Club.

The Biloxi Civic Center is at 578 Howard Ave., on the north side of Howard Avenue, with parking available north of the center. The Saenger Theater is at 170 Reynoir St.

To print a flier about the Black History Month program, click here.