City Within a City: African American Culture in Biloxi
Pleasant Reed Interpretive Center
This exhibition highlights the cultural history of the vibrant, segregated “city within a city” of Biloxi, Mississippi during the post-WWII years. Photographs showcased will include schools, restaurants, and other businesses owned, operated, and employed by African Americans during that era. The geographic boundaries of this neighborhood were Caillavet Street on the west, Bayou August on the north, Lee Street on the east and the railroad tracks on the south. This exhibition serves as a complement to an ongoing project by the City of Biloxi to document the historic structures in the neighborhood centered in the same area as the Museum project.
This exhibition is made possible through a grant provided by the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area.