Josephite parish gets historical marker

Holy Family church was one of 27 African-American sites in Natchez, Miss., that were recognized with its own historical marker.

Kicking off Black History Month, Mayor Dan Gibson thanked the participants at an event held Feb. 1 at  the Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture.

The markers, said the museum’s Executive Director, Bobby Dennis, will allow visitors to have a self-guided tour of local African American history.

Mayor Gibson said, “The markers will play a vital role in telling the complete history of the city.”

At the end of the celebration, the mayor thanked Father Anthony Okwum, SSJ, for his leadership at Holy Family church. 

Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson congratulates Father Anthony Okwum, SSJ, at a ceremony for Holy Family church’s designation as a historic location in Natchez, Miss. Photo courtesy of Holy Family parish.