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Petal hosts first Black History Month celebration

The Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Choir entertains hundreds of guests at the first Black History Month celebration at the Petal Civic Center Saturday night. The Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Choir entertains hundreds of guests at the first Black History Month celebration at the Petal Civic Center Saturday night.
PETAL, MS (WDAM) - Hundreds of people gathered at the Petal Civic Center Saturday night for a first-ever celebration of African-American history.  

An inaugural Black History Month event featured gospel tunes from two choirs and a vocal ensemble. They were the Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Choir, the Mt. Harmon Baptist Church Choir and Lee Williams & Spiritual QC's. 

The event also featured a slideshow of important and historic photographs. 

It was presented by Petal's Parks and Recreation Dept.  

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