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How Well Do You Know the Black History of Natchez Mississippi?

Natchez Coffee Company | 509 Franklin Street | Natchez, Mississippi 39120

Friday, January 11, 2019 | 8 AM– 9 AM

Lecture & Book Signing

From the 1st Africans to be enslaved in Natchez to the 2nd Largest Slave Market in the Deep South to the burning of the Rhythm Night Club. Jeremy Houston’s How Well Do Know The Black History Of Natchez Mississippi? is a book that explains the trials, tribulations, triumphs of African Americans in Natchez from 1719-present.

Admission: Free | Book Price: $15

Contact: 601-597-2112/ 601-334-4486

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Why Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Never Came To Natchez?

199 Saint Catherine Street | Natchez, Mississippi 39120

Friday, January 18, 2019 | 6:00 PM

During the legendary life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, Mississippi was a place known for its racial violence and injustice against black peoples around the state. Come, learn, and discuss how an elderly man’s 1966 murder changed the course of the American Civil Rights Movement.

Also, book signing of Devils Walking: Klan Murders along the Mississippi in the 1960s by Stanley Nelson and How Well Do You Know The Black History of Natchez, Mississippi? by Jeremy Houston.

Guest Speaker: Stanley Nelson of The Concordia Sentential

Price: $5.00 Donation

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Heritage Movie Night & Discussion

Heritage Movie Night & Discussion

199 Saint Catherine Street Natchez, Mississippi 39120

Saturdays in February | 6 PM

February is nationally recognized as Black History Month. The Miss Lou Heritage Group & Tours will be hosting Heritage Movie Night every Saturday in the month of February. Heritage Movie Night is a chance to educate, enlighten, and entertain individuals the history and culture of African Americans in Natchez, Mississippi through film. Check out the schedule below for dates, times, & movies showing.

Contact: 601-597-2112/ 601-334-4486 or www.misslouheritagegroupandtours.com

 

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Isabella and the prince

Isabella & The Prince - A Journey From Timbo & South Carolina to Natchez

Greater Jackson Arts Council 201 East Pascagoula #103, Jackson, MS 39201

Thursday, February 7, 2019 | Time: TBA

Re-enactment

Take a glimpse back in time through the lives of Isabella and Prince Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori, who were enslaved for nearly forty years in Adams County, Mississippi. In this re-enactment of love and dedication, the Miss Lou Heritage Group & Tours and Husan Drums highlights these two individuals from Africa and South Carolina to enslavement in Natchez to freedom Africa. Following the performance, lecture and discussion

Lecture & Discussion

Prince Ibrahim & Isabella’s Influence on Heritage & Culture In Liberia & Southwest Mississippi

By: Miss Lou Heritage Group & Tours and Husan Drums

For more info contact: 601-597-2112/ 601-334-4486 or www.misslouheritagegroupandtours.com

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The Heritage Church Experience

199 Saint Catherine Street, Natchez, MS 39120

Friday, February 8 & Saturday, February 9 | 10:00 AM & 1:30 PM

Friday, April 5 & Saturday, April 6 | 10:00 AM

Friday, October 4 & Saturday, October 5 | 10:00 AM

Natchez is the home to some the most historic and profound African American churches in thedeep south. Enjoy a day of history, hymns, and heritage of five historically black churches in Natchez, with a tour with the Miss Lou Heritage Group & Tours. Refreshments included.

For more info contact:601-597-2112/ 601-334-4486 or www.misslouheritagegroupandtours.com

Tickets: $30 Adults | $15 Youth (12 & Under)

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Isabella and the prince

Isabella & The Prince

199 Saint Catherine Street Natchez, Mississippi 39120

Saturday: March 16 & 23 and April 13 | 6 PM

Wednesday: April 17, September 25, and October 2 | 6 PM

Take a glimpse back in time to the lives of Isabella and Prince Abdulrahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori, who were enslaved for nearly forty years in Adams County, Mississippi. Come and watch the story of how two individuals’ love and dedication to one another gained their freedom.  Isabella and Prince Abdulrahman Ibrahim are portrayed by Mrs. Shabilla Adams & Mr. Randy Minor

Isabella and The Prince is a 40 minutes presentation with a question and answer period.

For more info contact:601-597-2112/ 601-334-4486 or www.misslouheritagegroupandtours.com

Tickets: $15 Adults | $7 Youth (12 & Under)

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Narrative of A Natchez Slave

199 Saint Catherine Street Natchez, Mississippi 39120

Wednesday: March 20 & 27 and April 3, 10 & 24 | 6 PM

The Narrative of A Natchez Slave is the narrative of William Thompson and Lilly Ann Granderson, who were brought and enslaved in Natchez during the Antebellum (pre-Civil War) Era. Come and witness one man and woman’s quest for freedom in Antebellum Natchez.

Narrative of a Natchez Slave is a 40 minutes presentation with a question and answer period.

For more info contact:601-597-2112/ 601-334-4486 or www.misslouheritagegroupandtours.com

Tickets: $15 Adults | $7 Youth (12 & Under)

 

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Hiram & John

199 Saint Catherine Street Natchez, Mississippi 39120

Saturday March 30, 2019 | 6 PM

That prayer—one of the most impressive and eloquent prayers that had ever been delivered in the [Mississippi] Senate Chamber—made Revels a United States Senator.

– John Roy Lynch

Take A Glimpse back to 1869, when two distinguished gentlemen from Natchez met to change history politically for people of color in America forever.

Hiram & John is a 40 minute presentation with a question and answer period.

For more info contact: 601-597-2112 / 601-334-4486 or www.misslouheritagegroupandtours.com

Tickets: $15 Adults | $7 Youth (12 & Under)

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Hiram & John Meet Frederick Douglass

Zion Chapel AME Church | 228 N Dr. MLK Jr. Street | Natchez, Mississippi 39120

Saturday April 6, 2019 |  6:30 PM

The years after the Civil War are known as Reconstruction. During this time, former enslaved and free people of color in America rose among the ranks in society, economics, and politics. Individuals like Frederick Douglass, Hiram Revels, & John Roy Lynch were among those to rise among those ranks. What if during that time, the three gentleman men met to discuss the future of black America? Come and witness three men of honor discuss, debate, & develop a strategy for black America’s future after slavery.Hiram & John Meets Frederick Douglass is portrayed by  Michael Crutcher as Frederick Douglass, Darrell White as Hiram Rhodes Revels, and Jeremy Houston as John Roy Lynch.

Hiram & John Meets Frederick Douglass is 45 minute presentation with question and answer. period.

For more info contact: 601-597-2112 / 601-334-4486 or www.misslouheritagegroupandtours.com

Tickets: $15 Adults | $7 Youth (12 & Under)

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YZ Ealey & Memories of Haney's Big House

Delta Music Museum

218 Louisiana Avenue | Ferriday Louisiana 71334

Thursday May 2, 2019 | 7:00 PM

The Narrative of Will Haney By: Jeremy Houston

Will Haney was born in 1895 in Concordia Parish Louisiana. During the 1940s and 50s, Haney’s Big House was a place that provided entertainment and fun in Ferriday Louisiana. Haney’s was part of the chittlin’ circuit and which provided a stage for a who’s who of touring African American musicians and entertainers like Ray Charles, B.B. King and Redd Foxx to name a few. Come and witness the trials, tribulations, and triumph of the legendary Will Haney of Ferriday Louisiana.

Also Mississippi Blues Legend YZ Ealey sings the blues.

For more info contact: 601-597-2112 / 601-334-4486 or www.misslouheritagegroupandtours.com

Admission: $10.00

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August Evening Tours 2019

Monday: August 5, 12, 19, & 26 | 5:30 PM 

Wednesday: August 7, 14, 21, & 28 | 5:30 PM 

Friday: August 9, 16, 23, & 30 | 5:30 PM 

August Evening Tours is a series of heritage and cultural tours of African Americans by the Miss Lou Heritage Group & Tours in the city of Natchez. Tours are offered every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday of August.

Monday Tours: Natchez Blues Tour

Wednesday Tours: Saint Catherine Tour

Friday Tours: Natchez Civil Rights Tour

For more info contact: 601-597-2112 / 601-334-4486 or www.misslouheritagegroupandtours.com

Tickets: $20 Adults | $10 Youth (12 & Under)

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Straight Outta Natchez -The Story of Black Natchez

301 Main Street | Natchez, Mississippi 39120

June 8, 2019 | 6:00 PM

Book Signing

The influence and prestige of Natchez people has literally spread around and across the world. The cultural contributions of African Americans are foundational to the history of Natchez, Mississippi.Straight Outta Natchez Volume 1 is a part of a three volume series written by Jeremy Houston that profiles the lives and times six prominent African Americans from Natchez, Mississippi.

Book Price: $15

Contact: 601-597-2112/ 601-334-4486 or www.misslouheritagegroupandtours.com

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Miss Lou Juneteenth Heritage & Soul Festival

June 14-17, 2019

Natchez Juneteenth & Heritage Foundation presents the 2nd Annual Miss Lou Juneteenth Heritage & Soul Festival in Natchez, Mississippi. The Natchez Juneteenth & Heritage Foundation’s desire is to enlighten, educate, and entertain residents and visitors about Juneteenth. This year’s festival will feature a stream of educational, spiritual and entertaining events that begin Friday June 14 and will end Monday, June 17, 2019.

The 2nd Annual Miss Lou Juneteenth Heritage & Soul Festival will feature Family Day on The Bluff, Love & Laughter Comedy Show & Concert, and Juneteenth Memorial & Community Awards Presentation plus many other events & experiences.

For more info contact: 601-597-2112 / 601-334-4486

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Straight Outta Natchez Volume 2 - The Story of Black Natchez

301 Main Street | Natchez, Mississippi 39120

August 10, 2019 | 6:00 PM

Book Signing

The influence and prestige of Natchez people has literally spread around and across the world. The cultural contributions of African Americans are foundational to the history of Natchez, Mississippi. Straight Outta Natchez Volume 2 is a part of a three volume series written by Jeremy Houston that profiles the lives and times six prominent African Americans from Natchez, Mississippi.

Book Price: $15

Contact: 601-597-2112/ 601-334-4486 or www.misslouheritagegroupandtours.com

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Spirits of Watkins Street Cemetery

Watkins Street Cemetery | 1300 Watkins Street | Natchez, Mississippi 39120

Saturday August 17, 2019 | 7:00 PM

Enjoy an informative and entertaining reenactment of a few selected grave sites and stories of prominent African American figures in Natchez. Witness as local residents and/or descendants reveal the history, culture, tragedy, and mystery surrounding the people buried at the sites. Also included tour of Watkins Street Cemetery by the Miss Lou Heritage Group & Tours. Refreshments will be served. Fans and insect repellent will be available.

For more info contact: 601-597-2112 / 601-334-4486 or www.misslouheritagegroupandtours.com

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