Petal hosts first Black History Month celebration

Petal hosts first Black History Month celebration

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.