Dr. Gilbert R. Mason, Sr. is led to the courthouse by Biloxi police officers

Biloxi Wade-Ins

Today, the beaches of Biloxi, Mississippi are temporarily closed in response to the Novel Coronavirus pandemic. But until the late 1960s, nearly all of Biloxi’s twenty-six miles of public beaches were open to all but African American citizens. This closure to some was not temporary, but rather one of the scores of racial restrictions throughout …

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