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Dr. Gilbert Mason, Sr.

Gilbert Mason   

                                                                    

Photo of Dr. Gilbert Mason, Sr., who was a founding member of the Biloxi NAACP, was the leader of the Gulf Coast wade-in to desegregate the sand beaches, and was the major petitioner in the lawsuit against the Biloxi Municipal School district to desegregate the public schools.

From the Erle Johnston Papers, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.