Guyot, Lawrence

Lawrence Guyot was a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a key civil rights organizer on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and elsewhere, and was director of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, which challenged the traditional Democratic Party delegation during […]

Harrison County Data Dashboard

Demographic data that helps add context to many historical events.

Mason, Gilbert

Gilbert R. Mason was born on Oct. 7, 1928 to Mr. Willie Atwood Mason and Mrs. Alean Jackson Mason. He was delivered by a black midwife. As a young child, Mason heard a lot of stories told by his father […]

The Bloody Wade-In

(1960) On April 17th, Gilbert Mason was arrested for trespassing at the beach. This was Mason’s second attempt to integrate the beach. On the first incident, he was warned that he would be arrested if he returned. Mason returned a […]