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Gulfside Assembly

Established in 1923 by Bishop Robert E. Jones, Gulfside Assembly is a 60-acre retreat and recreation center situated in picturesque Waveland, MS, facing the Gulf of Mexico. In the 1990s, Gulfside was completely renovated, including a restoration of six original buildings and the addition of five new buildings. Its facilities serve as a meeting and […]

SNCC Retreat at Gulfside

In November 1964, members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) held a retreat at Gulfside to discuss the organization’s role in the movement and sort out future efforts by the group. SNCC was a student-formed and run organization that played a major role in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s in America. SNCC […]

St. Augustine Seminary

Founded in 1920 and located in Bay St. Louis, St. Augustine Seminary began as a school for black men studying for the priesthood. However, by 1959, there were white students and white faculty members at the school as well. This integrated seminary attracted much attention from the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission. Source: http://mdah.state.ms.us/arrec/digital_archives/sovcom/result.php?image=images/png/cd03/022450.png&otherstuff=2|57|0|13|2|1|1|21981|#