'City Within a City': The recent history of blacks living in Biloxi African Americans living in Biloxi, Mississippi. Before integration, there was a community in East Biloxi, Mississippi called “Back of Town” AAs would go to work in the city, and then return to this area after a day of work. The barbershop I used to go to is located here, and my barber used to always talk of “Black Biloxi”. His barbershop was on the strip. You had a gang of churches, juke joints, and black food establishments. With the air force base being nearby, you’d have all of the black airmen from out of town living and having a good time in the area. The beaches down there were even segregated.