By the 1950s, the Catholic Church was actively supporting racial equality and integration. The Honorable Gerald Blessey, former Mayor of Biloxi recalls how growing up Catholic influenced his decision to become politically active in college.
While attending Ole’ Miss as an undergrad, Blessey witnessed the riot sparked by the enrollment of the school’s first black student, James Meredith. Later, as a law student, he assisted Civil Rights activists during the 1964 Freedom Summer.
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Norman Yandell of
He recounts how he started making and selling his own brand of fishing lures called “Norm Bait.”
Yandell can be found most Saturdays at the Biloxi Maritime and
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For over 27 years, Leo Welch has hosted a Gospel music TV show on WO7BN in Bruce, MS. He discusses his early career as a Blues musician and the switch to Gospel.