Dr. Gilbert R. Mason, Sr.

 Physician, Activist, Citizen

Select Honors and Media

















The History Makers, November 2002

Dr. Gilbert R. Mason, Sr.

-an account by Dr. Mason of his life via interview-


WLOX-TV, May 2009

Remembering The Biloxi Wade-Ins


Smithsonian Magazine,  April 2010

"A Civil Rights Watershed in Biloxi, Mississippi"

-a brief account of the planning and execution of the Biloxi Wade-Ins-


Mississippi Moments, June 2013

Dr. Gilbert Mason, Sr: In Memory of Medgar

-a podcast giving an oral history of Dr. Mason and Mr. Evers' working relationship-


Time Magazine, June 2017

"Remembering the 'Overshadowed' Civil Rights Protest That Desegregated Gulf Coast Beaches"


City Lab, June 21, 2017

Remembering Beaches as Battlegrounds for Civil Rights


The Sun Herald, April 21, 2017

'They pulled the brass knuckles out' at historic Civil Rights protest




Selected Awards

Diplomate, American Academy of Family Physicians

Recipient, Omega Psi Phi Humanitarian Award

Recipient, Alpha Kappa Alpha's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dreamers Award

Brother of the Year, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Silver Beaver Award and Silver Buffalo Award, Boy Scouts of America