For Biloxi 's 2015 Juneteenth, the theme was the history of the desegregation of the beaches of Gulfport and Biloxi which had been reserved exclusively for well-off white residents and visitors to the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast. (They're still beautiful and now we can all enjoy them. Y'all, come on down!) The young ladies worked skillfully on the lovely blue banner for weeks. I was invited on the last day to show my art and encourage them to keep stitching in the future. Here we are at the meeting of the East Biloxi Community Collaborative. Director Carmelita Scott, my contact Elizabeth Englebretson and the girls offered me a warm welcome.