The Eighth of May Emancipation Celebration

May 9, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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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 6 p.m. at Historic Sandfield Cemetery (College Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.)

View the event poster here.

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