Historical Marker: Gulfport Civil Rights Wade-In
The marker is located along Beach Boulevard behind the Island View Casino
The beach near the marker where the wade-in occurred
A neighboring demonstration on the beaches of Biloxi led to the arrest of seventy-one civil rights protesters.
Photos by: Mark Hilton
Florida wade-ins to end racial segregation of public beach and pools. Global Nonviolent Action Database. January 30, 2015. Accessed January 16, 2017. http://nvdatabase.swarthmore.edu/content/florida-wade-ins-end-racial-segregation-public-beach-and-pools-civil-rights-movement-1945-19.