City Within a City: African American Culture in Biloxi

Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

386 Beach Boulevard

Biloxi, MS 39530

Phone: (228) 374-5547

City Within a City: African American Culture in Biloxi 

Pleasant Reed Interpretive Center

This exhibition highlights the cultural history of the vibrant, segregated “city within a city” of Biloxi, Mississippi during the post WWII years. Photographs showcased will include schools, restaurants, and other businesses owned, operated, and employed by African Americans during that era. The geographic boundaries of this neighborhood were Caillavet Street on the west, Bayou August on the north, Lee Street on the east and the railroad tracks on the south. This exhibition serves as a complement to an ongoing project by the City of Biloxi to document the historic structures in the neighborhood centered in the same area as the Museum project.

Facility Info
  • Description Meeting space for community clubs and organizations available! It is recommended that meetings be booked at least six weeks in advance. Donations are welcome, of course! The dining room can accommodate approximately 25 people and has a kitchen. The second room holds approximately 15. For a standing group, approximately 50-75 people at a time and there is also the front porch that will handle your special group meeting or event – weather permitting!
  • Number of Rooms 3