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“Deacons for Defense: A Dramatization” by Jamal McCullen

607 Madison St.
Natchez MS, 39120

(601) 445-4386

Date:  February 11, 2023

Time:  2:00 pm

For the first time in Natchez’ history, a play will be held to tell the story of the Deacons for Defense and Justice in Natchez, and their role in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. It is set for 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 11, at Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church at 607 Madison St.

The event is free and open to the public. It will feature the creative talent of Jamal McCullen, an educator in the Natchez-Adams School District. Hosted by Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church and representatives of the Dr. John Bowman Banks Museum, the Black History program will feature music from the 1960s and eight male students in grades eighth through 12th.

McCullen said the program “will give history lessons while entertaining. The music will help to give the story context.”

For more information: Contact: Ms. Hawkins