The Eighth of May Emancipation Celebration

May 8, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

On the historic Emancipation Day celebrated throughout east Mississippi, student researchers from the MS School for Mathematics & Science celebrate local history on the anniversary of Emancipation in Lowndes County and neighboring communities. A performance with music and dramatic vignettes, the project has been featured in national publications and on HBO.

The event begins at 11 a.m. at Historic Sandfield Cemetery (College Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.)

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