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 […]

Hancock County Data Dashboard

Demographic data that helps add context to many historical events.

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 […]

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 […]